By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
My mother has to be one of the hardest people to shop for. So with mother’s day fast approaching, I thought it would be nice for the kids and I to make her something special. She has always LOVED bird watching and has a ton of bird houses and feeders around her yard.
That is why I thought she would love these tin can flowers. I think they are so pretty and will brighten up the yard just as a decoration. They also work great as a bird feeder, we have had them in our yard for about a week and the birds are all over the place. I have seen birds that I have never noticed before come to eat our bird seed out of these feeders.
I had to do all the cutting of the tin cans. Even though the girls could not make these flowers totally on their own, they are still so proud that they made them and are so excited about giving them to grandma for Mother’s Day. It is the perfect gift for my mother who has everything!
- 14oz Tin Can
- Tin Cutters
- Washable Marker
- Green Plant Stake
- Outdoor Craft Paint
- Heavy Duty Glue
- Clear Sealer/Protectant
Use your hammer and nail to put a LARGE hole in the bottom of your can. NOTE: You need the hole to be big enough to fit your plant stake, so you may need to do more than one hole and connect them.
Make sure you don’t make the hole too big, this is what it should look like when done.
Use your washable marker to mark off where you are going to cut.
Use your Tin cutters to cut the can where you marked.
Bend your petals down
Using your tin cutters snip the ends off of each corner of petal
Now paint your flowers. You can do any pattern you like, make sure to paint the inside and outside since you will see both.
Once the paint is dry. Insert your Planting rod into the bottom of your can. Then apply your heavy glue on the inside of your flower
And then apply the glue on the outside of your flower.
Once the glue is dry bring your flowers outside and spray your flowers with clear protectant to help protect from the elements.
Fill your flowers with bird seed and watch the birds come to enjoy your pretty flowers.
The kids have really enjoyed watching all the birds coming to eat from the flowers they made.