Make a Tin Can Man in Your Garden
There is no more fun than using something you've retrieved, found, saved or salvaged in a garden.
It is especially fun if you make a tin can man from these items...
Its an old custom to reuse items wherever you can. Some call it Art, others call it Necessity.
Artists do this naturally. To them, any item is potentially art. Garden Art. Landscape Art.
And the can is so plentiful..and it rusts to a nice patina outdoors in the garden.
Did you know that British merchant Peter Durand invented and patented the tin can in 1810 and three years later the UK’s first commercial canning factory was opened - but the can opener was not invented until 50 years later?! how did they open all those cans?
A tin Can Man can have such personality too....look at this one above : looks like Woody Allen in Sleeper:
of course - that is somewhat elaborate. You may want to try somethign a little less daunting...
and how do you connect these cans you ask? make a hole with scissors and use some wire and other items:
You can also add some gardener touches and grow hair out of his head:
My fave is the mix of cans and plastic:
This one is from the book by DK Kindersley 'Ready Set Grow!' - great instructions for making a tin can man....