Boy Mama: 7 Uses for a Pringles Can

7 Uses for a Pringles Can

boy mama teacher mama: 7 uses for a pringles can

For those of you who have been following Boy Mama Teacher Mama for a while probably figured out that I have a thing for Pringles’ cans. Not sure why, but something about them appeals to me and I love to make things with them.  That said, I now present…7 Things to Make with Pringles Cans!

Important Notes:

  • Before beginning any of these projects make sure your can is clean and dry.
  • Projects may use either a large or small size Pringles can.
  • Ideas that come from previous Boy Mama Teacher Mama posts have a link to the original post for directions and further details.

Number One

Pringles Can Instrument

I got this idea from Learning4Kids post,  Tin Can Music Makers.

 Here is how we did it:

  • Clean and dry a large size Pringles can.
  • Put 1/4 to 1/2 cup of rice (or peas, beans, popcorn kernals etc) in the can.
  • Cut the end off a balloon and stretch it to cover the top of the can.
  • Cut strips of paper and glue them to the can. I chose simple, bold stripes, but you can use any shapes, colors or materials you like to decorate the can.
  • Enjoy!

Number Two

Pringles Can Pencil/Marker/Crayon Holders

Using three small sized Pringles’ cans, I created these writing utensils holders. I printed the template and glued them to the cans.  I have a fourth label for scissors ready and waiting, but need to eat some more chips first…. 🙂

Number Three

Dice in a Can

When there are 18 children playing dice games, this keeps the classroom a whole lot quieter and no stray dice!

  Teacher Mama: Simple and Silent (almost): Dice in a Can.

Number Four 

Word Family Practice Tube

A fun way for your beginning reader to practice word families.

Teacher Mama: Word Family Practice Tube

Number Five

Number Practice Tube

Great for practice reading one and two digit numbers.

Teacher Mama: Number Practice Tube

Number Six

Homemade Pick-Up Sticks Container

Boy Mama: From Chopsticks to Pick-Up Sticks

Number Seven

Place Value Practice Tube

A great way to practice place value!

Teacher Mama: Another Use for a Pringles Can…Place Value!

Here are some other ideas from around the web…

Glittering Muffins shares a UK Post Box Bank

Busy Kids = Happy Mom shares a Give Save Spend Bank for Kids


If this is your first time visiting Boy Mama Teacher Mama, welcome!  Did you know that you can also find us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and G+? Stop by to see what is happening!

© Boy Mama Teacher Mama 2012

All Rights Reserved

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *