Cool Desk Organizer for Dad

Help your child make this cool office organizer for Father's Day.

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What You'll Need

Heather Weston

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

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Step 1

Heather Weston

Step 1

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.)

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Step 2

Heather Weston

Step 2

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.

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Step 3

Heather Weston

Step 3

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.