Spring has officially sprung and we’re embracing it in every way possible! Celebrate warmer weather and blooming flowers with this DIY tin can toss carnival game that you can play inside or out. Tin cans make the perfect vessels for this game since they’re already slightly different sizes. Smaller cans be worth more points while larger ones are a little less – keep track of your scores on a scrap of paper or just toss for fun!
Mod Podge makes it easy to transform empty tin cans and cereal boxes into a super fun carnival game. No fancy tools or materials are required — just grab some recycling from around your house and you’re ready to craft.
Note: We recommend using a can opener that does not leave a sharp edge on the can after opening. If you don’t have one of these, apply duct tape or similar to cover any sharp edge left behind on the can.
what you need:
- Mod Podge Matte
- Decoupage brush
- Acrylic craft paint
- Empty tin cans
- Green cardstock or paper
- Green tissue paper
- Hot glue gun
- Thin cardboard
Cut simple leaf shapes out of green tissue paper. We used a few different shades for variety, including a metallic green mylar to go with the tissue paper.
Apply Mod Podge onto a piece of green paper or cardstock and arrange the tissue paper leaves however you like. Seal with another coat of Mod Podge and set aside to dry completely.
Once dry, cut the paper to the same height as your empty tin cans. Use tape or hot glue to secure the paper around the can.
Trace the top of your can onto the plain side of an empty cereal box. Use a pencil to draw flower petals around the circle.
Paint in the flower shape you just drew. Make sure to also apply paint slightly inside the traced circle as well, as shown above. Let dry.
Cut out the flowers! When cutting out the inside, make sure to cut the circle so that it’s slightly smaller than the diameter of the tin can but still large enough to fit the ball you’ll be tossing.
Use the hot glue gun to attach the cardboard flower onto each tin can.