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Camp Crafts: Name Plate Can

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • Empty aluminum can
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 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.