Cover empty oatmeal canisters with brown paper or paper grocery bags and use them to send packages in the mail for an interesting and unique touch to a gift or other package. Don’t forget to secure the lid so it doesn’t open in transit.
Or, punch some holes in the lid and keep your yarn or thread from escaping while you are knitting or doing other sewing crafts. You can even paint the outside of the canister to match the colors of what is inside. You can also attach a handle to a container to tote around crafts around with you when you will have to wait in line at the doctor or the dentist. You can take paper and pencils to draw or even roll up a coloring book and some crayons to color.
No matter what it is you decide to do with oatmeal containers, let your decisions be guided by creativity and keep in mind what you want to do. But most of all, have fun creating your oatmeal container crafts.