Top 10 Paper Cup Crafts For Preschoolers And Kids

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Kids are awed by vibrant colors, and they usually enjoy drinking their milk or juice in colorful mugs. So, if you have a little color-fiend at home, you might want to boost her creative skills. And, one of the best ways to further her love is to get your kid to make some amazing paper cup crafts. And, as always, MomJunction is here to offer you a list of ten fun paper cup works to delight your children. Read on to learn more:

10 Best Paper Cup Crafts For Kids:

1. Paper Cup Crown:

You Will Need:

  • Paper cup
  • Colorful pom-poms
  • Scissors
  • Alice band
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Show your child how to cut a continuous series of triangles around the paper cup’s rim with the help of scissors.
  1. Place the cup on its base, and stick colorful pompoms onto every top point of the triangles.
  1. Make two holes on two opposite sides just above the cup’s base using the scissors.
  1. Now, thread an adorable Alice band through the both holes at the bottom of the cup and wear it on your head.

2. Paper Cup Garland:

You Will Need:

  • Lots of colorful paper cups (about 20) of the same size
  • A long thread
  • Glue
  • Bamboo skewer

How To:

  1. Provide you kid 20 colorful paper cups of equal sizes and tell her to make a hole in the bottom of each cup using a bamboo skewer.
  1. Now, alternating the directions of the cup thread a string through the holes from top to the bottom.
  1. Some cups will have their open ends together while some will have their bottoms together. Glue on the bottoms of the cups that come together to improve the stiffness of the garland.
  1. Tie knots at the both ends of the string and complete the garland craft. This is one of the easy paper cup crafts for kids to make during their leisure time.

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3. Red Chinese Lantern:

You Will Need:

  • Two paper cups
  • Scissors
  • Red paint
  • Paint brush
  • Red thread
  • Plastic rod

How To:

  1. Help your child to cut the paper cup’s open end vertically from its top to the base creating vertical strips with their one end ending attached to the base of the cup and other hanging
  1. Now cut the circular bottom of the other one resembling the lid and place it on the hanging ends of the vertical strips of the first cup.
  1. Use glue and paste the hanging ends of the first paper cup onto the circular base of the other cup completing the structure of the lantern.
  1. Paint the craft red using the red color and paint brush.
  1. Make holes in the center of the bottom and top of the lamp using a plastic rod, and thread a red string through the both holes.
  1. Tie knots on the ends of the thread and put the red Chinese paper cups’ lantern in your window.

4. Paper Cup And Ball Easter Chick:

You Will Need:

  • One tall paper cup
  • Yellow food color
  • Paint brush
  • Polystyrene ball
  • Scissors
  • Orange craft foam
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Yellow feathers
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to paint the paper cup and polystyrene ball yellow using yellow food color and a paint brush.
  1. Place the paper cup upside down with its base up.
  1. Paste the ball to the on the top of the inverted cup with the help of glue.
  1. Cut the chick’s beak out of the orange craft foam and stick it on the front of the ball.
  1. Glue a pair of wiggle eyes on the ball creating the eyes of chick.
  1. Paste the yellow feathers on the back of the paper cup completing the Easter chick.

5. Paper Cup Wind Chime Craft:

You Will Need:

  • A paper cup
  • String
  • Hole punch
  • Cord
  • Washers
  • Beads, sequins, stickers, and other decorative items.

How To:

  1. Punch holes across the top rim of the paper cup using a punch hole with a gap of one centimeter between two holes.
  1. Cut a six-inch long string for each hole and thread one string through every hole. Tie the hanging strings to the cup’s top rim.
  1. Thread colorful beads onto the hanging twines.
  1. Tie a washer at the ends of each thread.
  1. Decorate the paper cup with sequins, markers, stickers, and other decorative items.
  1. Make a hole in the center of the bottom of the cup, thread a cord through the hole, and tie a knot on the cord’s end falling in the cup.
  1. Hang the paper cup craft upside down with its base up as a wind chime in your home. It can be one of the simple to make paper cup crafts for preschoolers.

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6. Paper Cup Wreath:

You Will Need:

  • Lots of paper cups about 40
  • Twine
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon

How To:

  1. Provide your child 40 paper cups, and help her punch a hole in the bottom of each cup using a hole punch.
  1. Arrange all paper cups one into other in a circular pattern resembling the wreath.
  1. Guide your kid to thread a twine through the hole at the bottom of every cup to secure the circular shape.
  1. Embellish the paper cup wreath with ribbon by tying it at its top.

7. Paper Cup Ghost:

You Will Need:

  • Paper cup
  • Paper fastener
  • Scissors
  • White tissue paper
  • Thread
  • Black marker

How To:

  1. Place the paper cup upside down with its base up.
  1. Guide your kid to cut two equal size squares out of white tissue paper. Lay the square paper crossways on the top of the inverted up such that they cover the cup entirely
  1. Take a paper fastener and push it through the center of the two squares and the circular base of the container. Open the bolt from the inner side of the container.
  1. Tie a thread to the top of the paper fastener.
  1. Draw the face of the ghost on the tissue papers using a black marker. Now paper cup ghost craft is ready!

8. Cup Shakers:

You Will Need:

  • Two paper cups
  • Green and purple food colors
  • Paint brush
  • Golden star color stickers
  • Dried rice
  • Glue
  • Sticky tape

How To:

  1. Help your kid to color one paper cup green and other purple using green and purple paints respectively using a paint brush. Let the cups dry.
  1. Glue golden color star stickers on the cups.
  1. Fill one-third of the green up with dried beans and place the purple cup upside down on the open rim of the green cup. Tape the two rims securely such that the combination of the two cups makes a shaker.
  1. Shake the cup shaker and enjoy.

9. French Snack Pot:

You Will Need:

  • Paper cup
  • Blue, white, and red food colors
  • Paint brush

How To:

  1. Show your child how to color-up the two-third of the cup from bottom white and one-third of the remaining cup blue using white and blue food colors and a paint brush. Let the cup dry.
  1. Make red stripes on the cup’s white area using red color.
  1. Paint some white stars on the blue region of the cup and your French snack pot is ready. Fill the pot with popcorns and enjoy. This is the best paper cup craft for kids to make at home.

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10. Paper Cup Planters:

You Will Need:

  • Paper cups
  • Soil
  • Stem of garden cactus
  • Little water

How To:

  1. Fill a paper cup with soil and plant a stem of a garden cactus in it.
  1. You can water it slightly regularly and use the paper cups as the planters.

Did you teach your child any fun paper cup arts and crafts? Which paper cup craft ideas did your kid like the most? Tell us below.

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