Juice Can Lid Play Money

My five year old daughter wanted to learn how to count money. While I believe learning with real coins is best, this isn’t an option with a two year old in the house. I needed the coins to be large, durable and easy to read, so after thinking about it I came up with these juice can lid coins.

I scanned both sides of real coins, enlarged and then printed them. I tried to keep the relative sizes intact, but if I had to do it over I would scan all four coins on the same page with a ruler to make it easier.

My daughter helped by cutting them out and I decoupaged them to the juice can lids using slightly watered down white glue. For storage, I found an empty powdered drink container, removed the label, and glued on a chart of coin to cents conversions.

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