Tin Can Toss Backyard Game

Tin Can Toss Backyard Game

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 16th 2015

Transform a wood crate and empty tin cans using Patio Paint and Multi-Surface acrylics into a fun backyard game for everyone.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • painter's tape
    • #5 round brush
    • chalk
    • 1" foam brush
    • unfinished wood crate
    • tin can
    • frisbee



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Lightly sand the edges and any rough spots on the unfinished wood crate. Remove any dust with a paper towel.
    2. Use painter's tape to mark of a desired design to be painted on the unfinished wood crate. Shown: Diagonally across crate side.
    3. Instruction #2
    4. Using a foam brush, apply Coral Sunset, Coastal Surf, and Deep Buttercup to surface in desired pattern.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. On the short, handled sides of the crate, apply a coat of Chalkboard paint in one direction. Once that has dried completely, go over with a second coat in the opposite, perpendicular direction (this will create a cross-hatch pattern). Set aside to dry.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Using #5 round brush, apply Shrimp, Turquoise Waters, Canary, and Apple Green in random designs on each of the six cans. Include polka dots, zig zags, and stripes. Optionally: paint frisbee as desired.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Once Chalkboard paint has fully dried, run a piece of chalk on its side on paint to help season the finish. Wipe away chalk with a paper towel.