Child's Play Food Cans
If you're like us and really hate to throw these empty medicine bottles away, then let's have fun creating a toy idea for your kids or grandkids. My grandchildren, Bradyn and Cadance along with myself, love to play grocery store when they come to visit. I searched on the Net for different canned food labels and found several as shown in the photos below. Then I used my Print Shop program on the computer to size them and then print them off. I cut the labels to fit each of the two sized bottles I had.
I wrapped the label around the bottle to fit and used the packing tape to hold in place by wrapping the tape all the way around the label. I noticed I had some extra space at the bottom of the bottle and so I used some wide Scotch tape I had to finish.
I then painted the tops with some grey acrylic paint and Wa La! We now have canned goods to go with our other shopping items. For added fun, I printed off photos of the foods to match the contents in the "cans" and cut them to fit inside the bottles. You can search for those on the Net too. I then used the clear sticky tabs you can find at any craft or scrapbook store to attach the photo to the bottom of the bottle.