MATERIALS: Large can (We used a 28-oz. can.), scissors, paper plate, measuring spoons, paintbrush, hot-glue gun, white spray primer, plastic spoons, blue acrylic paint, white acrylic paint
1. Coat exterior of can with spray primer.
2. Cut handles off spoons; discard all but one handle. Estimate how many rows of spoons you'll need, as well as how many spoons per row. On a paper plate, pour out 1 tablespoon of blue paint per row. Leave first blob as is; add ½ teaspoon of white to second blob, 1 teaspoon of white to third blob and so on. Use the handle you saved to blend. Paint one row of spoons—backs only—in each color. Let dry.
3. Add glue to the outer rim of each spoon, and place a row of lightest-color spoons around top edge of can so top edge of spoon extends above lip of can. Begin a second row, placing spoons between those on previous row and overlapping by a third. Continue adding rows in that way until can is covered.