Things You'll Need
- 4 clean empty beer cans
- Leather gloves
- Razor knife
- Metal coat hanger
Using beer cans to create wind spinners is a great way to keep them out of landfills. These beer can spinners are quick and easy to make. After you have made a few with your favorite brand you can ask your friends and relatives to save some of their beer cans for you, so that you can experiment with every brand of beer and create your own beer garden.
Put on leather gloves and cut the tops off all the beer cans, just below the top ridge with a razor knife.
Draw 9 parallel lines, approximately 1 inch apart, down the length of two of the cans with the tip of a pencil.
Cut along the lines that you drew, leaving 1 inch uncut at the bottom of the cans.
Drill a hole at the center of the bottoms of all four cans with a drill.
Bend the cut sections outwards on the two cut cans.
Straighten a metal coat hanger.
Assemble your cans with one of the cut cans inside down, one uncut can top down and secured onto the first can, then the second cut can and the second uncut can secured in the same manner, onto the coat hanger. Bend a 1 inch length at the end of the coat hanger upwards, to secure the assembled pieces at the front and then bend the coat hanger down at the back of the assembled cans to use it to plant your spinner in the ground.
Be very careful when cutting and assembling aluminum cans. Their sharp edges can cut skin easily.
- Be very careful when cutting and assembling aluminum cans. Their sharp edges can cut skin easily.
Based in Covington, Tenn., Cheryl Torrie has been writing how-to articles since 2008. Her articles appear on eHow. Torrie received a certificate in travel and tourism from South Eastern Academy and is enrolled in a computer information systems program at Tennessee Technology Center at Covington.