There’s no mistaking what goes in here! Stencils and spray paint make a poop patrol bucket that’s fun, quick to make and ready for action.

Choose a container that’s appropriately sized for the number of furry ‘children’ you have. We used a six-gallon galvanized trashcan but a five-gallon plastic paint bucket works just as well.

Make sure the container has a locking lid to contain odors and avoid spills. You can purchase scented trash bags or simply tuck the bucket a safe distance away from the house.

If you have Chihuahuas instead of Great Danes, simply use a smaller container and adjust the setting on your printer to resize our stencils.

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Poop patrol waste bucket instructions

Poop Patrol Waste Bucket
  • poop patrol waste bucket template
  • card stock
  • precision knife
  • spray adhesive
  • bucket or trashcan with locking lid
  • outdoor/indoor spray paint, black and white
  • trash bags
  1. Download the poop patrol waste bucket template and open in Adobe Reader.
  2. Print on card stock and cut out waste symbol and letters where indicated using a precision knife.
  3. Spray adhesive on back of waste stencil then place on front of bucket or can. Spray paint black, carefully lift off stencil and allow paint to dry.
  4. Repeat process using letter stencil and white paint. Allow bucket to dry. Insert trash bags then reach for your pooper-scooper!
It’s a good idea to place double bags inside the bucket, especially if you have lots of waste to collect.

Poop patrol waste bucket craft