My kids and I like to recycle cardboard oatmeal canisters by giving them a Christmas makeover. First, we glue white paper around the containers. Then we use odds and ends—felt, bells, buttons, googly eyes—from our craft closet to make hats, scarves, and faces for our snowmen. We fill them with homemade holiday goodies and give them to neighbors, friends, and teachers.

Creative Holiday Crafts for Kids

Reader Idea: "My kids and I like to recycle cardboard oatmeal canisters by giving them a Christmas makeover. First, we glue white paper around the containers. Then we use odds and ends

Smart ways to upcycle empty oatmeal cannisters. These are some really cute ideas!

14 Cool Things to Do with Oatmeal Canisters

Smart ways to upcycle empty oatmeal cannisters. These are some really cute ideas! (Cool Ideas With Mason Jars)

Decoupage oatmeal canisters with old book pages to make supply containers for your craft room. You can use larger letter cutouts to label them.

Boxes covered with old book pages

Oatmeal boxes covered with book pages or with newspaper from the day your child was born, a special event occurred, or a historical moment. (I've always saved oatmeal boxes since I first made one into a drum to hang around my neck when I was 5 years old.

color sorting robot - preschool learning game

Oatmeal Canister Robot - Craft & Sorting Activity

Mouse House for Calico Critter using oatmeal canister and modge podged tissue paper as "tree bark"

Mouse House for Calico Critter using oatmeal canister and modge podged tissue paper as "tree bark"

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Ribbon Storage Solutions: Craft Ideas for Boxes, Organizers, and More

ribbon holder from oatmeal container! This ribbon holder is made from an empty oatmeal container. Cut a hole in the side, and glue patterned paper to cover the container. Then slip your ribbon inside so you can easily pull lengths out through the opening.

Paper covered oatmeal canister holds two rolls of toilet paper for the bathroom.

Did you know that toilet paper rolls fit perfectly inside oatmeal cans? Cover with scrapbooking paper and place in your bathroom! (Cathy, hope you don't mind not being the only one with oatmeal containers in your bathroom!

Love this! Headband organizer with oatmeal can. And all the elastics and brushes could go inside!

perfect for a baby with a lot of headbands. Headband organizer made with an oatmeal can, some paper, and an old candle holder. Elastics, brushes, and other hair accessories go inside.

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