What You'll Need:
3 aluminum cans, DecoArt no-prep metal paint (3 colors), Sponge brushes, Dishwashing glove (optional), Colored rubber bands, 3 metal-rimmed tags, Crayons, 2 small binder clips
- Paint 3 empty aluminum cans with no-prep metal paint; set aside to dry. (Make it clean and easy by wearing a dishwashing glove to hold the can while your child paints.)
- Stretch colored rubber bands around the body of each can. Crisscross them for a more abstract look, or follow the can's grooves to create evenly spaced stripes.
- Let your child write D-A-D, one letter per tag. Loop a rubber band through the hole and wrap it around the can. Use binder clips to hold the cans together.
Originally published in the June 2009 issue of Parents magazine