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Recycled Can Drum



Host: Jenny Barnett Rohrs

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Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour plus drying time


Recycled Can Drum

Materials needed:

  1. Elmer’s® Painter® Opaque Paint Markers
  2. Elmer’s® Classic Glitter Glue
  3. Elmer’s® Boardmate® Paper Boarders
  4. Elmer’s® Boardmate® Reusable Stencils
  5. Empty oatmeal cardboard container
  6. Newspaper comics
  7. Foam paintbrush
  8. Plastic wrap
  9. Painters tape
  10. Hair dryer
  11. Pencil
  12. Scissors
  13. Rubber Band


1.Using sharp scissors, remove the bottom from the oatmeal can. Discard the lid. Draw a line 1” from top (smooth edge.) Rip paper into 1 inch pieces. Decoupage newspaper onto can UNDER line using glitter glue and foam brush. LET DRY.

2. Use painter’s tape to secure stencils. Use pencil to draw outlines then remove stencils. Fill in using Painters Pens and let dry.

3. Using scissors cut a piece of plastic wrap approximately 2” larger than the edge of the drum. Secure wrap onto top of can with a rubber band. Wrap around sides with painter’s tape, securing plastic wrap & covering the edges. Use hairdryer to shrink film.

4. Glue on borders to top and bottom- add more paint or decorations as desired.

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