Fourth of July Craft Idea:
Upcycling Potato Chips Can to Flower Vase



fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - completed
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This fourth of July craft  is a fun way to spend holiday at home while celebrating the American Independence Day. 

And, the idea of upcycling potato chips can to flower vase might brought in many more upcycling ideas.

Some of you may ask, why use no cook play dough? Why don't we just paint the can?

To us,  the vase looks more artistic and natural with the dough. And we can have 3 D star instead of just a picture. 

Alright, let's have fun now. 


Steps to make the fourth of July craft, flower vase:

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 1

Step 1:

Prepare your no cook play dough following our recipe.

And, clean up your chips can.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 2

Step 2:

Knead your dough well and use rolling pin to make dough evenly flat at about 0.8 centimeter or 5/16 inch.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 3

Step 3:

Wrap the can with dough start from the base up to the opening.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 4

Step 4:

Continue wrapping the can with short piece of dough section by section.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 5

Step 5:

We've done wrapping all outer can surface with teh dough. Let it dry or until the color of the dough changes to white. It took about a month. 

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 6

Step 6:

You can see the dough color is white now. Use short pieces of tape to mark the spacing of the stripes. 

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 7

Step 7:

After you are happy with the spacing, cover the area of the stripes that you don't want to paint with tapes. 

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 8

Step 8:

Use oil paints to make the red stripes. 

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 9

Step 9:

While waiting for the paints to dry, we can make the star now. I prefer to have one big star. 

You can use cookie cutter or the print out pattern to make the star.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 10

Step 10:

Place the star pattern on a flat dark blue play dough.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 11

Step 11: 

Cut the dough following the pattern.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 12

Step 12:

Here is the blue star.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 13

Step 13:

We can go back to our can and remove the tapes. You'll have crisp red stripes nicely combine with the natural dough color.

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - step 14

Step 14:

Paste the blue star to the can and voila! Our fourth of July craft is done.


Our  flower vase with no cook play dough is in use now. 

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - completed craft project
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Tips:

fourth of july craft for kids, upcycling potato chips can to flower vase - tips

Don't panic if your dough chip. Just add fresh dough, with plain water as your glue and let it dry. 

perfection strips - help to roll clay or dough

You can use perfection strip to help you rolling the dough to the same thickness. 


If you have other upcycling ideas, we would love to hear from you. Please share your craft and stories using the submission form below.



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