Camp Crafts: Name Plate Can

Whether you are out camping with your family or attending summer camp away from home, here’s a fun project that helps claim your piece of land! Paint a recycled aluminum can and personalize it with your name. Poke a sturdy stick into the ground outside your cabin or tent and add your name plate can!

This is an easy project. All you need is a recycled can, some acrylic craft paint and a sturdy branch or stick. A sponge applicator is helpful as well if you want to make round shapes as I did with the flowers.

[Here's the printable version]

Empty aluminum can
Acrylic craft paint
Round sponge applicators
Stick or branch

Paint the outside and bottom of the can with a light color. Use colorful paint to decorate the can; round applicators work great for flowers.

Use the handle end of a paintbrush to make polka dots. Skinny paintbrushes make good stripes.

Allow the can to dry completely.

Push a long stick or branch into the ground to anchor it. Place the can upside down on the end of the stick.

Pictured is the girl’s version, but boys will like dark colors such as blues, greens, and browns. Using a large brush and pouncing it on the can with different colors will create a camouflage affect.

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14 Responses to Camp Crafts: Name Plate Can

  1. 1
    Erin says:

    What a fun idea! We'll do this before we go camping in a couple of weeks! Thanks!

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    creativejewishmom/sara says:

    great idea Amanda, and thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

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    Paper Bagley says:

    Thanks for the great idea…I am looking for kids crafts for my grand daughter is always saying, "Grandma, can we do a craft?"

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    Jill says:

    This is such a cute product. I am going to try this out.

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    RedTedArt says:

    Oh these are adorably cute. Simple and yet fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


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    Six Sisters says:

    That is so cute! We are always looking for girl's camp ideas. We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party! http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/07/strut-your-stuff-saturday-week-2.html

    The Sisters @ sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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    Kathryn says:

    Cute idea!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says:

    Such a cute idea! Your creativity always amazes me, Amanda.

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    Amanda says:

    Thanks so much lana!

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