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One of Alea’s favorite things to do is “upcycle”, even her teacher mentioned it to us. I guess she likes to go through the recycling bin and their free-choice time to find items to upcycle and reuse. One day she came home with a very interesting looking crown she made out of a milk carton. It was quite impressive, actually! Being that Alea’s so into reusing and upcycling, I thought the perfect little activity for us to do together one day after I got home from work is to up-cycle our soup can from her new favorite dinner, Campbell Soup featuring Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory! First, of course, she wanted to eat the soup… because why not, right?
She loves that it comes in fun characters from Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory that’s now out in theaters and I love that it’s a filling dinner for her with no added MSG. Keep an eye out for labels that also include Hank and Nemo as well!
What’s soup without some Goldfish® Special Edition! Cheddar Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory Crackers on the side, though, right? They come in limited edition colors in celebration of this movie’s debut and the best part? The colors are actually sourced from plants!
1. Soup Can — preferably the adorable Campbell Soup featuring Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory from Target!
2. Burlap and Lace ribbon
3. Hot Glue Gun
1. Rinse out the soup can. Remove the label from the soup can.
2. If needed, use an adhesive remover to get rid of the sticky part that gets left behind.
3. Measure out your burlap ribbon and cut to size.
4. Place 1 dot of hot glue in the center and adhere the middle of the ribbon to it.
5. Adhere the ends together with hot glue so they meet together on the back of the can.
6. Fill with pens and place somewhere everyone can see and use it!
I gotta say, this little pencil and pen holder turned out absolutely perfect. I’m really trying to implement more farmhouse, rustic, and industrial decor in our new house, and I really think this cute little soup can pencil holder is going to fit in just perfectly on our kitchen counter. It’s always good to have some pretty pens within reach for writing out bills, writing quick little “I Love You” notes and for Alea to quick grab and doodle with while she’s waiting for dinner to be done.
How do you upcycle materials in your home for crafts with your littles?