I've got an idea that's fun, thoughtful and promotes recycling.
Our blah -- an empty and clean sardine can.
Make a lid for the can using paper and paint.
With scissors, shape the lid to fit the top of the can.
Add a ribbon loop that mimics a tab to open the lid.
Tuck in a small bag of candy inside the can.
I chose the gummy candy, Swedish Fish. I know these guys will be right at home in a sardine can! Another option is "Crackers in a Can" using Goldfish crackers.
Cover the surprise with the handmade lid.
Glue in place.
Now we've got a cute gift or party favor.