4th of July: Papercup & Ball Game - Red Ted Art's Blog

4th of July: Papercup & Ball Game

| May 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

origami for kidsWelcome back to this week’s kid crafts and I have a classic kids crafts for you today – our paper cup and ball game – it is a great introduction to Origami or paper folding activities for young children. I did this post for Pre K and K Sharing and you can see all the photos of Red Ted folding the cup himself there!

Print out pretty Origami Paper via the Free Printables page.

Here is a video of how to make the paper cups:

If the video isn’t loading properly, you can see it here: Paper Cup How To

If you want to see photo and word instructions visit my post Pre K and K Sharing

To finish your paper cup and ball game –  make the ball (this is not part of the video). Get  a piece of string and some tin foil. Scrunch up the foil around the string. Making sure the string is secured tightly. Shape until it is nice and round (you can discuss “spheres” at this point).

Then make a small hole in the side of your cup, thread through the string, either knot it or tape it down. We found tape better as my kids like to play vigorously. DONE!

You can now start playing catch the ball! Have lots of fun!

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I am on a little break this week.. so if there is a problem with the link up party – please check out Creative with Kids and hopefully all be well on her site! 

Also I will not be able to stop by and comment. I hope that is ok! I do look forward to seeing everything you have linked up when I get back!

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Pinkoddy says:

    Enjoy your break

  2. sunnymama says:

    Hope you have a lovely break! :)

  3. Absoluteley love this! If anything it’s a bit of a private joke without the kids knowing – the Family Guy sketch of “ball in a cup”! Love it thanks, this should keep both them and me amused throughout the hols! xx

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you ladies -we had a LOVELY holiday!!

    And @Rainbow Prams – hehehe will have to go and check out the sketch!

  5. Habib Cherfi says:

    Hello! You’ve got a great website! I will for sure return to get updates.

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