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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  1. 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?"

  2. RedTedArt says

    Oh these are adorably cute. Simple and yet fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty!



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