Yarn (lots of options for those picky pre-schoolers)
Canisters of some sort. I used an old formula can that I spray painted and a Cornmeal can left as is (which is NOT pictured)
Scissors (not pictured)
Clear spray paint (not pictured)
A preschooler or toddler (not pictured)
Huh. Makes you wonder why I bothered to take a picture at all, right?
So, I suppose if you don't have a toddler readily available for this project, you could just do it yourself.
Okay. Ready for easy shmeezy?
Lay down lots of protective paper.
Give your canister a thorough spray with the spray adhesive.
NOTE: It would be a good idea to stuff the inside with protective paper, as well. I didn't do that. Which is fine. But somewhat sticky.
Have your kiddo pick out the coolest yarn.
Cut a long piece.
Press the end of the piece onto the outside of the canister. Let your kiddo wrap,
Want to know how to keep the other littles entertained during this process?
We also wrapped the un-spray-painted cornmeal container. With different yarn. That bug picked out.
We did have to spray the adhesive on a few more times, right over some of the yarn, to make sure that all of the wrapped layers would stick. bug thought this was especially "stinky" business - so that was not his favorite part. I'm sure he would have wanted me to warn you.
When you're done wrapping and wrapping (or your three yr old has exceeded the length of his attention span), take your canisters outside and give them a coat of clear spray paint.
No, this will not completely seal them. It will not make them impenetrable. But it will help that yarn stick on there and create a barrier over any tackiness from the spray adhesive.
If you keep the lids, you can store just about anything in there! Maybe even a cute way to gift wrap?
bug is using his to store his crayons. As for mine, I have no idea what to put in there, but I kind of love it, which is weird since it's just cardboard and yarn. It's currently hanging out in my living room, empty. Any ideas?
Don't miss Mandy's crochet tutorial today!