Can you see how this came from one tin can and a few drops of paint?
To keep the shine on the can, either use scissors (hard to work with) or a plasma cutter which heats the burn line with a very focused heat. You need good goggles, some luck, and more $ to get a household voltage plasma cutter with a built in air compressor, but you can see the results you can get with the burning beast.
Tin Can Pete fools with just one humble tin can and burns away the unecessary to leave the art design that was hidden in the cylinder. He uses a Smith Litttle Torch and pliars, but you can start with a pair of scissors or tin snips.
What do you see in the tin can cylinder? Here are some ticklers to get you rolling.