Sunday, August 24, 2008

Unplugged-Cylinder

Well, this week's unplug your kids theme was cylinder. We spent a LOT of time unplugged this week but didn't work on a project in the truest traditional sense. We did however have a quickie idea to share.I didn't even have time to take a lot of photos but we have one of our finished product.

Wren's birthday party was Saturday, which I will post about sometime tomorrow. (It was really fun!) We picked out several presents for him and fortunately one fit in our handmade gift container.

We recycled a(cylinder) oatmeal container, wrapped it in some cool skull-and-flame fabric, gave it a rope handle and stuffed in the squishy bike seat.
After opening or emptying, the container will make for fun storage in his new room in the new house.


I started with a practice model for Cali, but the fabric was a little thin and I painted the glue on the outside too thinking it would dry clear. It did however it warped the appearance of the fabric.

She likes it just the same. For hers I used a small canister that once held Doritos. : ) and gave it a braided ribbon handle.

This was really fun to give and we could easily claim the most uniquely wrapped gift!

12 comments:

BChsMamaof3 said...

What a great idea :) My son could use some of those to keep lego and playmobil men in *grin*.
Nature Mama
www.homeschoolblogger.com/BChsMamaof3

Gottfredsen said...

I love that Idea. My little guys love carrying there toys all around. That would be fun for them.

Dayna said...

what a super way to recycle...I always love clever gift packaging...would be fun to save some up for the holidays! thanks for the idea.

MrsMomma said...

What a great idea! Very nice!
Thanks for sharing,
Heather

Michie said...

Those are really cute. I wrapped a cylindar container in construction paper, but yours looks more fun!

Ashley said...

Those are great. We did oatmeal containers too;). I like the bucket idea though.

Peterson Party said...

Awesome idea. I think I will borrow it the next time I need to "wrap" something.

CheapPoodle said...

I love this idea for wrapping a gift! I hate just wasting wrapping paper!

ScottChrisCoriCassiCali said...

The best part of this for our family is that the girls are wanting to eat more oatmeal to collect more containers. :)

Mom Unplugged said...

! I love the use of an empty canister. Great idea for recycling!

tamlovesran said...

What a great idea! I may "borrow" it soon. We can always use another storage container around here. We've posted about our unplugged project, but I like yours a lot better!

MommySecrets said...

My sons are always collecting things, and my daughter loves to carry around little totes, so they would LOVE these!!