Paper Cup Crafts

Who would have thought you could do so much with a paper cup and polystyrene or paper ball! Our paper cup crafts are fun for kids of all ages, although younger children will obviously need more assistance with some of the more difficult crafts. We hope you will agree that the results will be very worthy of putting out on display!

Scroll down for paper cup animals and paper cup people for all sorts of occasions and holidays...

Cup and Ball Bunny

Cup and Ball Bunny

Our cup and ball bunny is so cute and very quick for kids of all ages to make as an Easter craft, or possibly for a farm theme. If you use a white cup and ball it won't even need painting, so it could be made in mess-free environments, too!

Cup and Ball Chick

Cup and Ball Chick

This cup and ball chick is a quick and easy Easter craft for kids - and very cute!

Our cup and ball chick

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Cup And Ball Chinese Dragon

Cup And Ball Chinese Dragon

A simple paper cup and polystyrene ball combine with a few other crafty bit and pieces to make this gorgeous Chinese dragon - a fun kids craft for Chinese New Year.

Cup and Ball Cow

Cup and Ball Cow

All you need is a polystyrene ball and a paper cup, some paints and scraps of craft foam - and the kids can put together this gorgeous cow. I can see a whole "field" of them on display!

Cup And Ball Joseph Craft

Cup And Ball Joseph Craft

Here we transform a polystyrene ball and a paper cup into a handsome Joseph for our handmade nativity scene!

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Cup And Ball King Craft

Cup And Ball King Craft

Make three kings for your own Christmas handmade nativity scene, or dress up a king, queen, prince or princess for some special fairy tale characters!

Cup And Ball Mary Craft

Cup And Ball Mary Craft

Make our cup and ball Mary craft as part of a delightful handmade nativity scene which children will enjoy for many years to come!

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Cup And Ball Mountie Craft

Cup And Ball Mountie Craft

Kids can make this cup and ball Mountie craft for Canada Day, a Canadian theme, or just to celebrate these well-loved heroes!

Cup And Ball Owl

Cup And Ball Owl

With just a paper cup and a polystyrene or paper ball you can make a really cute owl to put out on display, and have some fun painting, colouring, cutting and sticking too.

Cup and Ball Panda

Cup and Ball Panda

All you need is a paper cup and a polystyrene ball, plus a few easy craft supplies, and the kids can create this superb panda! Imagine how lovely a window-sill full of pandas would look in the classroom!

Cup and Ball Rooster Craft

Cup and Ball Rooster Craft

Our cup and ball rooster craft is a little bit tricky so younger children will need some help. But he is definitely worth it! The kids will feel a real achievement when they put this lovely rooster on display.

Cup And Ball Santa Craft

Cup And Ball Santa Craft

Made using simple craft cupboard materials, this delightful Santa Christmas craft is sure to delight kids of all ages!

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Easy Ghost Craft

Easy Ghost Craft

Quick to whip up with bits and pieces you will already have around the house, this easy Halloween craft is great for younger kids and surprisingly effective.

Halloween Paper Cup Basket

Halloween Paper Cup Basket

This Halloween paper cup basket a simple craft idea but it looks great, doesn't it! It is a really good Halloween party craft activity. Children can paint the cups when they arrive, leave them to dry while they play games, go trick or treating, and eat their party food!

Lotus Flower Paper Cup Lantern

Lotus Flower Paper Cup Lantern

This beautiful lotus flower lantern is made out of 3 paper cups! Used with an electric tea light it looks really pretty and the kids will be very proud of their creation... perfect for Vesak celebrations of course, but lovely at any time of year.

Mardi Gras Cup Shakers

Mardi Gras Cup Shakers

These Mardi Gras cup shakers are fun to make and produce a satisfyingly loud noise for your Mardi Gras parade!

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Paper Cup Bat

Paper Cup Bat

Make this cheerful paper cup bat for Halloween or at any time of year!

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Paper Cup Indian Chief

Paper Cup Indian Chief

This splendid Indian Chief is a fun craft for the kids to do at Thanksgiving, and makes a great partner for our paper cup pilgrim boy and girl. He is a little tricky to make, so is better tackled by older children.

Paper Cup Lantern

Paper Cup Lantern

This paper cup lantern is a variation on the more traditional cut paper lantern made for Chinese New Year, and we think it is really stunning!

Paper Cup Matryoshka Dolls

Paper Cup Matryoshka Dolls

All you need for this lovely Matryoshka doll craft is paper cups, glue stick, pens and patterned paper. It's therefore not too messy and can be enjoyed by a big group of children if you wish. And of course when you are done, you can stack your dolls!

Paper Cup Monster

Paper Cup Monster

Encourage your kids to use their imagination to design a scary monster using some basic craft supplies.

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Paper Cup Ox

Paper Cup Ox

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with this cute paper cup and ball craft! Fun to paint and assemble, this kids craft is good to display for Chinese New Year.

Paper Cup Rudolph

Paper Cup Rudolph

This cute little Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is a fun craft for kids of all ages at Christmas. If you have more than one child you could make a complete set for Santa (but only one with a red nose!)

Paper Cup Scotsman

Paper Cup Scotsman

Here's a fun character that kids can make for St Andrew's Day!

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Paper Cup Turkey

Paper Cup Turkey

Here's a quick and easy turkey craft that the kids will enjoy making for Thanksgiving! Use them for your Thanksgiving table by making one for each place setting and attaching small white cards to the front with your guests names on them.

Paper Cup Witch

Paper Cup Witch

Kids will enjoy making this paper cup witch for Halloween! And as all witches need a black cat, why not make our paper cup cat, too?

Patriotic Snack Pot

Patriotic Snack Pot

Here's a Patriotic Snack Pot kids craft for Fourth of July - fun to paint and useful for picnics and parties, too!

Pilgrim Hat Place Holder

Pilgrim Hat Place Holder

Get the kids to make a pilgrim's hat place holder for each of your guests this Thanksgiving, and everyone will know exactly where to sit at the table!

Tudor Lady Craft

Tudor Lady Craft

Who could resist this beautiful Tudor Lady craft! Sarah and the boys have used their magic to turn a paper cup and polystyrene ball into this beautiful Tudor lady, fit for the court of Henry VIII! Perhaps she is even one of his Queens?

Uncle Sam Craft

Uncle Sam Craft

This Uncle Sam craft for kids is a great Fourth of July activity, using simple craft cupboard supplies and a little bit of paint and patience!

Unity Cup Craft

Unity Cup Craft

You just need a few craft cupboard supplies to turn out this unity cup craft for Kwanzaa  with your kids...

Our unity cup decorated with green and red sequins!

Welsh Lady Craft - In Traditional Dress

Welsh Lady Craft

Here's an original craft for St David's Day! Raid your junk drawer to make this Welsh lady in traditional dress...

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