Make Upcycled Tin Can Garden Creatures

I can't get over how cute these tin can garden creatures are that Erin at My Very Educated Mother made. Plus they can be made with things you already have on hand or can pick up from the local dollar store. This is absolutely on my list of things to make with my kid this week. Love them!


  • Tin can
  • Craft paint (Erin used DecoArt Patio Paint)
  • Sponge brushes
  • Colored floral wire
  • Ice pick
  • Hammer
  • Googley Eyes
  • Glue (Erin used hot glue. From experience, E-6000 will be more weather proof)


Find the directions at My Very Educated Mother: Tin Can Creatures


  1. Thank you for the feature! I'm so glad you like them, they are easy to make and while I prefer the classic bumblebee and ladybug my kids liked making their own bug creations. Hope you have fun!

    1. The ladybug and bumble bee are my favorites, too! My son loves bees and ladybugs


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