Step 3: Painting

Hint: I painted the main clothes then let my helpers do the detailing.

Paint clothes on each can according to your theme. Theme ideas could be boy scouts, girls scouts, sports, choirs-singers, and other endless ideas.

Paint the top of the cans a flesh tone.

If you would like to add hands, be sure to paint them in. We'll add fingers with a marker later on.
<p>So cute and original! I'm sure these decorations made the banquet fun and unforgettable. :)</p>
<p>Just make them look like their pooping and im sold</p>
how do you poke a hole into the can ?
I saw some like these a few years ago. One was a judge,black robe and all, and it really cracked me up! Everyone should have 2 or 3 of these on their desk or table, you couldn't help but smile.
Hi rimar2000&nbsp; :0) I'm&nbsp; 53, and I'd enjoy it too! :0) Way to go walkerbarb.
<strong><em>All </em></strong>holding American flags... hmmm....
Oh my gosh! My mom used to make these for Christmas every year. She decorated them like carolers! :D<br />
Great!&nbsp;That's cool!<br />
cool<br /> even though someone has two much time on their hands Lol.
these are soo cute! i'm going to make one the next time i get a coke can. nicely done! 5*s! p.s where did you get all the cans?
I had several family members and friends&nbsp; saving them, for a while....<br />
its looks like they're all screaming in terror LOL
Ya........thats what I thought too!
Okay, I admit. That is a cute decoration for a Blue and Gold Banquet. Good times.
Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Nice concept! Would love to see a warehouse florr full! This reminds me of Antony Gormley's Asian Field.
This is a really neat idea. I'll have to try this with my girls some time.
This is really cool, if you need helpers get the scouts involved. I have 2 boys both in Boy scouts 1 working on Eagle other just starting. For banquets we always got the boys to do the decorations planned a work day and got everybody together it made things a lot easier if you could get their parents involved also, sweet instructable voted for it....
this is the most awesome thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you were all done with your party and didn't need these can people hanging around anymore, would your local recycling center still take them?
I am not too sure. Good question. You might have to remove the glued on parts.
How much time did all those take? And how many people did you have helping? even with two children at my side, it would take me quite a while to make an army of cans like that.....
It did take awhile I am not too sure how long. We never worked on them constantly. I do remember them being fun and entertaining.... and everyone loved them the adults made sure they took theirs.
A canny idea, looks fun and they make me smile. I think I will make some and put them in the garden , Nailed down so they cannot blow away. Thanks for the idea
LMAO! Too cute. They look like they're trying to catch snowflakes or raindrops.
They remind me of those baby birds with the yellow mouths.
I love it!
really nice, i'll try to make if the oportunity comes
It looks like they all got kicked or punched in the gut. But other than that they are a really simple idea that turns out cool.
oh wow are these adorable...my 6 yr old would absolutely love making these...why didn't i ever think of this?
These little guys are really cute, nicely done!
these are a really cute idea and they remember of 'shiny happy people' by REM for some reason- i guess the title.
Very cool, but also a little creepy. Wouldn't want to wake up and have my floor covered in those all facing me o_0 If you really want to promote diversity, you should change up the flags a bit.
Good idea... Scouting Around the World could be fun.
Really nice. Remind's me of Antony Gormley's <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/exhibitions/gormley/">Field</a><br/><br/>L<br/>
Exactly my thought!
These are... bizarrely brilliant.<br/><br/>I think being confronted by a room full of these would make every can discarded in the street an object of concern - is it really litter, or is it <em>one of the little people, in disguise?</em><br/><br/><sub><sup>Or maybe that's just me?</sup></sub><br/>
Interesting, I guess the children enjoy that work.

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