Generic Standard Can Assembly
(Kits available after September 2007)

Required tools and supplies:
  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • Good cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Artist's paint brush to apply craft glue
  • Optional: hole punch for can lids (5/16")

1. A 5/16" hole punch is just a little smaller than the lid, otherwise just use your detailing scissors.

NOTE: other can kits and projects may not be the same sized circumference. Therefore, hand-cut the top and bottoms with scissors

2. Cut out lids and strips of cans. Do not cut blank area away from can!

3. Wrap length of can body around the shaft of a cutting tool, pen or X-acto Knife handle. This give a clean curvature to the the can body.

4. Position the end of the can strip so that the label meets end-to-end.

5. Paint a dab of glue to the end of the strip and hold in place until glue is dry.

6.  Shape can coil to a perfect circle. Dab glue to coil's rim. Place a lid to the glue and work until it's as straight as possible on a can body as round as possible.

7.  Repeat the previous step for the bottom's lid.


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