I love discovering new, creative ways to reuse recycled materials. This simple craft is a unique activity and makes a colorful decoration that is guaranteed to look great. You can make a traditional garden ornament: a butterfly, bird, or flower. Or make whatever your kids like: a robot, alien, cat, dog, really anything. Your imaginations are the only limits.
1. Use a clean foil pie plate, take out container, or baking dish. Draw your picture on the bottom with a black marker and cut it out with scissors.
2. Use the tip of a ballpoint pen to "emboss" designs into your ornament. Draw straight lines or poke dotted patterns to create a pretty pressed tin look.
3. Use sharpie markers to add color to your design.
You can glue your ornament to a skewer r stick and use it to decorate your garden or window box or make multiple ornaments and hang them together as a mobile. Show us what you make. Share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag @mommypoppins so we can see your creations too!
Kids' work is to play. WeeWork is a Mommy Poppins series offering an easy daily activity for grown-ups and children to do together, making kids' work an important part of your day. We aim to inspire together time, creativity and fun using only your imagination and things around the house. You can see all our WeeWork activity posts here.
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