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It’s all made from cans…

Hot Dog Keith writes “Found this in the current issue of my daughter’s Highlights magazine: “A six-foot tube of lipstick, a bulldozer, a jukebox–these are just a few of the things kids have built from cans. Across the country, kids compete to construct amazing works of art and help put a dent in hunger.” The winning entries from the 2005 competition are pretty amazing. My favorite is the 3,160 can model of a breaching shark. Very cool. The tornado too. Heck, they’re all cool! Be sure to check out the slide show of past entries as well. There’s a great entry of an Etch A Sketch made from large Hunt’s Tomato cans–complete with artwork on the screen–that looks to be about 7 feet tall!” Link.

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  1. A slight correction, I am on one of the winning teams for the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Canstruction Vancouver competition and let me tell you there many more “kids at heart” than actual children participating in the build. It takes teams of six to to twelve people and several months to concept, design, CAD and finally build in a three day frenzy that leaves you feeling giddy and exhausted. I encourage anyone to get involved it is a total blast and great for your local food bank! It’s nice to see recognition at such an appropriate blog such as this. Check out a video of the build here.

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