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If you decide to cut a slit in the lid of the coffee can you might use it to collect spare change.
We like to use acrylic paint for most of our projects. It is fairly easy to find and inexpensive -- we usually buy ours from the dollar store in the neighbourhood but we also sometimes get it at the craft store or Amazon. I like that it comes in small containers in a zillion colors so I can shop for the colors I need for each project without feeling guilty about waste. Acrylic paint is waterproof so it can sit outside. It is cleanable if you wipe it up while it's still wet. It dries fairly quickly so children don't end up sitting around waiting for the various stages of the project.
- clean coffee can with a lid
- white paint
- paint brush
- black and orange construction paper
- hole punch
- black marker or pencils
- OPTIONAL: Cut a small slit in the middle of the lid if you would like to use your snowman to collect spare change.
- Put the lid on the can and paint the can white.
- Let dry.
- Cut two black circles out of construction paper for eyes.
- Use the hole punch to punch two small white circles and glue these on the eyes to give the eyes some life.
- Cut a carrot shaped piece of orange construction paper to be the nose. Use a black marker or pencil to draw a couple of 'wrinkles' on the carrot.
- Use the hole punch to make some small black circles out of construction paper for the mouth. We used five small dots for the mouth on our snowman but you can use as many as you would like.