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Summer Craft- Pineapple Pencil Cans

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Aren’t they cute?

I don’t know about your kids, but my cute craft girls are currently obsessed with pineapples! Maybe it’s a summer thing as I have seen pineapple prints on beach towels, tote bags, and water bottles.

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My daughter’s pineapple mug served as inspiration.

For this craft I collected the following supplies:

  • empty cans (washed out, labels removed; I chose hot chocolate cans because that’s what I had on hand)
  • Mod Podge
  • sponge brushes
  • small paper plates (for the Mod Podge)
  • yellow construction paper (I had two different yellows- one light and one dark)
  • yellow tissue paper squares (optional; I already had them on hand from a past craft)
  • glitter (optional, but little girls love glitter!)
  • pineapple crowns made out of green construction paper
  • yellow duct tape or clear tape (for attaching the crown)
  • black Sharpie (optional; for adding a face if desired)

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My daughter created the stencil for the pineapple crowns and although it took me more time and work, I laminated them so they’d be sturdier and wouldn’t tear. That is certainly optional however. 🙂

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I also had some small Pringle cans on hand for the younger kids.

I had the kids start their craft by tearing pieces of yellow construction paper. Then we poured some Mod Podge onto the paper plates and the kids started brushing the glue on the outside of the can, adding paper, and then brushing glue over the paper. Didn’t they do a great job? As you can see, some of the girls turned their cans into banks as I had lids for the cans.

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This was my favorite. Look at the detail.

This craft was a hit with both girls and boys (we had two boys join in the fun), and I loved the way they turned out.

♥ Raise your hand if you love Mod Podge as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by. ♥

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I cherish my roles as a daughter of God, a wife to my husband of 26 years, and a mama to two sons and two daughters. I am a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have a beautiful daughter currently serving a mission for the Church in Cusco, Peru. I am passionate about homeschooling and education. My hobbies include crafting, photography, journaling, and traveling.

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