It can be frustrating when catering for a special event or party and not
being able to find nice cookie cutters. During December I made a variety
of Christmas cookies - and couldn't find any nice cookie cutters and
ended up making my own shapes. Recycled aluminum cans are perfect for
making your own cookie cutters.
You can make almost any shape of cookie cutter that you want. I didn't take
any pics of the cookie cutters that I made, but made another one just
to show you how easy it is!
Step 1: Cut your cans
Before you start you need to cut the base off your recycled aluminium can. The best way to do this is to use a Dremel MultiTool and cutting disk.
If you don't have a Dremel MultiTool you can use a junior hacksaw.
With the base removed you can use tin snips or all-purpose scissors to cut a
slit up the side of the can and also to remove the top rim of the
aluminium can. Cut the removed section into strips about 4cm wide.
DO wear gloves when doing the cutting, as the cut edges are sharp.
Once you have a nice straight strip of aluminium, use a Dremel MultiTool and grinding stone to dull the edge.
Alternatively, use 60-grit sandpaper to dull the sharp edge.