Make a Pencil Holder
Small empty soup can, dry pasta noodles, various shapes and sizes, craft glue, paint, paint brushes, newspaper
Cover your workspace with newspaper. Using paintbrushes, let your child help you to coat the outside of a clean, dry aluminum can with tacky craft glue, such as Aleene's. Have your child roll the can in small dry pasta noodles, or apply larger dry noodles one at a time. Allow this to dry completely, probably 1-2 hours or longer. Then paint! Makes a great and functional gift.