25 Paper Cup Crafts


What can you make out of a paper cup?! There are surprising number of fun Paper Cup Crafts and DIYs out there.

Paper Cups make a wonderfullly quirky craft material with so many great projects for you to give a go. Paper Crafts rock!

Fun Paper Cup Crafts & DIYs

We have collected a range of different Ideas from around the web! Some are “highlighted” in the “hangout” Craft video down below… or just click through to read more!

Paper Cup Crafts - Fairy Light Bunting

Paper Cup Fairy Lights – these are super quick and fun to make.. and a great way to bring all your party decor “together” in one theme. Perfect for outdoor parties too!

Paper Cup Crafts - Simple Treat Box DIY

Similarly these Paper Cup Gift Boxes are soooo quick and easy to make!

Paper Cup Pom Pom Poppers

A fun and of course easy paper cup craft, are these quick Party Poppers a perfect little 5 minute craft for kids, with ours of fun playing with it. Perfect for a “toddler New Year’s Eve” or as fun party activity!

Simple but effective Advent Calendar Idea

Didn’t I say paper cup crafts were super quick and easy??? Here is yet another example.. turn 24 seasonal paper cupes, into this charming and of course oh so easy Paper Cup Advent Calendars!

How sweet is this Paper Cup Windchime Craft from Rainy Day Mum? A cute way to get crafty with the kids in the garden. Learn how to make a Simple Wind Chime today.


Kids Chaos shares her Creatures – Whale Craft  – perfect for “Book & Craft” activities or for practicing the letters of the alphabet

Paper cup crown

Did you know you can turn a humble paper cup into a quick and easy Paper Cup Crown?! Gorgeous!

Similarly you can turn your paper cups into mini Leprechaun hats too!

Make use of our free printable to create these wonderful Paper Cup Bees (though you could probably also make them with TP Rolls!).

Adore these Mini Ghost Pinatas – yes you guessed – makde from old tissue paper and paper cups. Quick easy and fun. How we love a great 5 minute craft!

Easy paper up pinatas to make in 5 minutes

More colorful Mini Pinatas made from paper cups fun over on Some What Simple!

Cutest woodland animal paper cup trio including paper cup fox, owl and racoon

Gorgeous Woodland Animals by the lovely as simple as that blog!

Fun with paper cup telephones

How about a traditional Paper Cup Telephone from Hello Wonderful?! This certainly takes me back!!

Easy paper cup penguin craft for young kids

I always adore an easy Penguin Craft.. like these simple paper cup penguins from The Seasoned Mum!

How to Make an Uncle Sam Fascinator for the Fourth of July

Here is a super fun hat made from paper cups. Love it!


These (foam) cup bunnies are adorable  – clearly a paper cup would be fine for them too!


Adorable Spring Flower Pots


Simple Paper Cup Daisies

paper cup shaker

Paper Cup Shakers – a super simple craft that preschoolers will love!

Paper Cup Flowers

How clever and innovative are these Paper Cup Flowers?

paper cup dragon

You can’t have a paper cup craft round up without a “traditional” Paper Cup Dragon for Chinese New Year. So fun!

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Similalry, how fun is this FIRE BREATHING Dragon?

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Super cute little (Yoghurt) Cup Houses which could easily be made from paper cups too!

paper cup wreath

A simple but effective Paper Cup Wreath – could easily colour co-ordinate with a party theme!

Adorable paper cup parrots for kids to make, develops fine motor skills

Or how about some Colourful Paper Cup Parrots? Love the addition of the yarn wrap to aid fine motor skills development. By the lovely I Heart Crafty Things!

child holding paper cup pineapple

A quick and easy Summer decoration – make Paper Cup Pinapples! Simple As That is at it again!

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Love these clever little Pilgrim Hat Pen Pots for a Thanksgiving Party!


And of my.. I used to love these kind of “pop up” toys when I was little. How cute are these child made Paper Cup Pop Up Princesses?!

paper cup topiaries

More fabulous innovation with Paper Cup Topiaries.

papercup animals

And these Paper Cup Animals are just AMAZING!! I don’t know which one I love the best. I think the octopus? Which would you vote for?!


These are perfect for Father’s Day or for the 4th July. How cute. Do make some Paper Cup Rockets with the kids!

The Paper Cup Crafts Hangout:

Remember when “google hangouts” were a “thing”..? That sure takes me back. Anyway.. here is a fun little “online” meet up I did with some other bloggers discussing and SHOWING our paper cup craft ideas!

Nice to see you!! 🙂

I do hope that these paper cup crafts have given you lots and lots of inspiration and that you are now ready to get crafty!!

Collage of paper cup crafts for kids to make