Milk Can Toss

Game Rules

Player receives three softballs to throw into a milk can. One ball in receives a prize. Players stand six to ten feet away from the milk can.

Game Description

There are two types of milk cans. One is a standard milk can, and the other is a cream can. Cream cans are smaller (as demonstrated in the video) and are more difficult to find.
I purchased an old milk can years ago from an Amish farmer, when I was traveling through Pennsylvania. I was able to get it pretty cheap ($15.), because the bottom had partially rusted out.
Today, they are getting more difficult to find.
Some of the best places to find milk cans include yard sales, flea markets, antique malls, and online at Craigslist. A recent search on Craigslist found several for sale in my city, with prices ranging from $35. to $75. The average price seems to be about $50.
It doesn’t matter if the top is missing, and actually it’s an advantage, so you don’t have to try to remove it.
You can paint the can with any design you’d like.
I recommend softball-sized wiffle balls, for safety reasons.

Material List

  • Milk Can
  • Paint as needed
  • 3 softball-sized wiffle balls, available at toy stores or sporting goods stores


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Hey Jack, Thanks so much.

My 7 year old daughter just climbed on my lap and we watched some of your videos together.

There are some games I know I could do in time for my son's birthday.

Love it!

Jill M