Here's a stellar way to spruce up an old tin for carrying Christmas cookies: decorate it with a folk art Santa.
Trace around the lid onto a solid-color piece of paper, cut out the circle, then glue it to the lid. Next, lightly pencil a rough five-pointed star shape onto the lid. (Tip: Start by making five evenly spaced marks around the edge of the lid for the star points.)
Now, let your kids create the Santa within the star pattern. Here, we glued on cut paper shapes (including punched holes for Santa's eyes and nose), but your kids could also use acrylic paints--or even a combination of paper and paint. Seal their design with a thin coat of acrylic sealer.
To finish off the tin, glue a piece of ribbon around the outside rim of the lid. Now it's ready to fill with cookies.