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10 Sep, 2009

Bottle cap art

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|File under crafty

I went out to our back veranda the other day to discover that the girls had removed all of the beer bottle caps that were attached to Mark’s giant magnet. (It’s a 20lb magnet from a radar base that Mark has been holding on to since his bachelor days. Don’t ask.)

They spent a lot of time assembling this masterpiece:

Beer bottle cap art

Here’s a closeup:

beer bottle closeup

Goes to show you can make an art project out of almost anything, doesn’t it?

I just hope they aren’t telling their friends at school how much beer we had to drink to get all those bottle caps.


4 Responses to "Bottle cap art"

1 | porter

September 10th, 2009 at 10:42 am

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nice! what a great spot in your house.

2 | Sharon

September 10th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

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LMAO! I’m always afraid when we bottle wine Nathan will annouce this to the class! LOL!

3 | lacoop

September 10th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

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A 20 lb magnet! Wow! As a guy I am jealous (think of all the cool things you could do). Just don’t bring it anywhere near your computer or camera.

4 | vanessa

September 30th, 2009 at 11:17 am

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saved wine corks also make nice montages as well .a few have great gothic type and crests and gosh it looks like you’ve drank alot when they’re put together !

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