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Is your dad a foodie? Recycle a cylindrical potato chip container into a modern art cookie tin for Dad! Paint it however you like and fill it will your dad's favorite homemade cookies.

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  • Potato chip cylinder
  • Gesso or white acrylic paint (recommended: Liquitex Basics Gesso)
  • Acrylic paints in green, yellow and blue
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic sealer spray
  • Homemade cookies


  1. Bake your dad's favorite cookie recipe and set aside to cool.
  2. Wash out the potato chip container carefully and let dry.
  3. Paint the container with a coat of gesso or white paint and let dry. (See photo.)
  4. Paint container with different colors in an abstract art fashion. (See photo.) We did fat brush strokes in random places using three different colors.
  5. While the paint is still drying, use a paintbrush to add the lightest color, filling in the gaps and overlapping the other colors. (See photo.)
  6. Have an adult spray with acrylic sealer spray and let dry.
  7. Wrap stacked cookies in tissue paper and fill container.
  8. Replace lid and add a bow to the top if you like.

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