I wanted to do a simple kid’s craft today using a paper cup. Some activity that will work well with younger kids at home or even in a classroom setting.
There were a couple of paper cups left over from our parties at home so I grabbed that one and based the colors of the materials on that. If this is going to be a planned activity for your kids or students then you can choose your color theme or the print theme.
Call the kids in and let’s get on with this super fun craft.
Paste or white glue
These were the colors of construction paper and paper cup used.
Choose two contrasting colors of construction paper and draw about 1/2 inch wide line through the whole length of the long side. Do the same with the other color of construction paper.
Cut the strips. You will need two strips for each color.
Paste the edges of the two contrasting colors to form like a letter L.
Now, fold the first color towards the side of the other color.
Next, grab the second color and fold towards the first color. Do the same process until you get to the end of the paper strip. You will need two sets.
When you get to the end, paste the edge of the paper to the other color. The end result will look like an accordion. Stretch it a bit to elongate it.
Put those aside first and cut a rectangular black piece of construction paper. The width should fit the diameter of the bottom of the cup. Fold about 1/2 inch.
Cut irregular sizes of triangle shapes on the top length of the paper.
Now glue that folded section on the bottom of the cup to make the hair for this silly man.
Next, get back to the accordion strips and glue the edge of the paper on the inner part of the paper cup. Attach both sets on the cup with a gap. Just wide enough so they look like legs.
Now you need to make shoes for the silly man. Cut up 2 boot shapes of another color. Then fold the top part and glue that on the edge of the accordion strip.
Then cut two oval shapes from construction paper and glue the googly eyes on it. Cut some piece of paper, too, that looks like a smile.
Silly Man Paper Cup
Glue the eyes and mouth and you have just made a silly man paper cup craft. Kids will love this for sure!
You can totally rock this!