You Will Need ...
  1. Tin can (clean and opened)

  2. 1 balloon

  3. Scissors

  4. Decorating materials: construction paper, glue, tape, stickers, ribbons, etc.

  5. Masking tape (Optional, to protect from any sharp edges)

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Step 1: 

Begin by cutting off the narrow mouth of a latex balloon, right where the round bulb part begins.

Step 2: 

If you are worried the exposed tin edges might be sharp, place masking tape or duct tape around the top of the can.

Step 3: 

Next, stretch the rounded part of the balloon over the opened top of the tin can.

Step 4: 

That's it! You can decorate the outside or just leave it as is - the ridges in the can make a wonderful scratching sound when rubbed as well.

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Recycled: 
Cans, bottles & containers
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
Variations: 

These are a joy to decorate! Here are a few of mine... what unique decorations will you create?

Variation Photos: