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Can Stilts


Create fun stilts with recycled cans and decorative die-cuts.
Adult supervision recommended.

Transform recycled tin cans into fun stilts and sponge paint with any die-cut design. Consider covering the cans with paper and adhering paper die-cuts as well. Enjoy this project as a fun end-of-the-year activity, for summer camp fun or to supplement lessons in recycling and conservation. Any type of can be used to create Can Stilts. Consider tuna cans for younger students. Be sure that the rope ends are securely knotted.

Note: Children should play with Can Stilts under adult supervision. Be sure that students wear socks and closed-toed shoes with thick soles before using stilts. A helmet, knee and elbow pads are helpful and can prevent injury. Children should walk on appropriate surfaces. Exercise caution at all times and consider student abilities when selecting projects.

Grade Level: 3-5
Curriculum: Fine Arts & Crafts

Recycle cans and rope to create fun stilts for outdoor play and entertainment.