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Tin Can Toss Backyard Game

Patio Paint Outdoor™

Tin Can Toss Backyard Game
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Tin Can Toss Backyard Game

designed by Bre Eggert

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

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Apple Green (DA518)
  • Canary (DA514)
  • Shrimp (DA541)
  • Turquoise Waters (DA525)

Chalkboard Products

  • Black Americana® Chalkboard Paint (DS90)

Patio Paint Outdoor™

  • Coastal Surf (DCP80)
  • Coral Sunset (DCP69)
  • Deep Buttercup (DCP60)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • painter's tape
  • #5 round brush
  • chalk
  • 1" foam brush
  • unfinished wood crate (Home Depot)
  • tin can (six cans, labels removed)
  • frisbee


NOTE: 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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a foam brush, apply Coral Sunset, Coastal Surf, and Deep Buttercup to surface in desired pattern.
    Step 2 Example
  4. 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.
    Step 3 Example
  5. 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.
    Step 4 Example
  6. 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.