We started this project a few weeks ago, and my daughter has had the responsibility of watering the cans so that the hair (aka grass) would grow. I thought this would be a fun project for her that could help teach her some responsibility and be fun at the same time.
After the hair got long enough we sat down so she could turn the cans into characters. I let her pick what each ones was going to be, and she decided we needed a girl, a boy, and a monster. Since we had previously painted the cans pink, blue, and green I was not too surprised in her decision. It was fun to watch her paint the faces on and do their hair though.
I think her favorite one was the boy because she got to cut off his hair, and the good news is in a week or so she can do it again because this is the toy that keeps on growing (if you keep on watering that is). And to be honest these little guys sure do look cute in my kitchen too. I just have to figure out how to keep the cats from eating them.
Clean Tin Cans
Start by painting your cans any color you want.
Now fill each can ¾ way full with dirt
Then put a LOT of grass seeds (more seeds make more hair to play with) in each can and fill cans with more dirt.
Now water your grass, and keep watering every day or every other day till the grass is long enough for you.
Glue your googly eyes to your cans
Paint faces on each of your cans
Now you can do your tin can friends hair. It is up to you if you want to brush it, cut it, or do a funky hairdo.
Whatever you decide to do with their hair remember you can change your mind later as the hair will keep on growing and you can keep on playing!