Whenever the residents of Radiator Springs are down a quart, they drive straight to the V8 Café where Flo serves up stacks of oil cans alongside all the pumps. Here's how you and your child can recycle plastic containers into decorative stackable holders to fill with anything from toy cars to coins.
For each holder, you'll need:
- Empty plastic frosting container (or similar container) with its cover
- Craft paper (yellow, blue, and red)
- Glue stick
- Template for Oil Can Holders
- Red colored pencil or marker
1. Measure the height of the container from just below the lid to the bottom. Using that measurement as the width, cut a strip of yellow craft paper long enough to go around the container with a little overlap. Then cut another strip, 1/2-inch narrower, from blue craft paper.
2. Glue the blue paper strip atop the yellow one, centering it as shown.
3. Wrap the two-layer strip around the container and glue together the overlapping ends.
4. For a label, print out the template and use the pieces to cut shapes out of the specified colors of paper.
5. Now glue the red circle atop the yellow circle, and the yellow stripe atop the red stripe. Glue the 2-layer stripe atop the 2-layer circle, setting it at an angle as shown.
6. Print the name of the items your child plans to store in the container on the center of the label. Then glue the label onto the container.