Keeping your kids busy while still having fun is such an important part of parenting. Did you know there are tons of Fun Things to do with Plastic Cups? These are always on hand during the summer months, so it’s easy to imagine they can come in handy for keeping kids happy! The list below contains some amazing ideas from our favorite bloggers.
20 Fun Things to do with Plastic Cups
Stock up on plastic cups when they are on sale this summer and add them to your craft supplies. You’ll be surprised at how many fun items are going to come up on this list. That simple plastic cup you are used to drinking your favorite soft drink or punch from at summer BBQ parties is now the tool your kids will use to create things like towers, wind chimes, and even puppets!
DIY Anemometer from Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Mini Marshmallow Shooters from Come Together Kids
Water Cup Races from All for the Boys
Make Giant Bubbles from That’s so Cuegly
Make a Giant Castle from All Boy Homeschool
Plastic Jellyfish from Kix Cereal
Dragon Puppet from Danielle’s Place
Easy Wind Chime Craft from She Knows
Recycled Easter Bunny from Brite and Bubbly
Valentine’s Day Cup Craft from Crafty Morning
Plastic Cup Snowman from Crafty Morning
Jasmine Gem Goblets from Disney Family
Plastic Cup Mini Greenhouses from CBC Parents
Pom Pom Popper from Laughing Kids Learn
Halloween Lights from Dump A Day
Mini lighthouse from Grandmother Wren
Plastic Cup Lanterns and Luminaries from The Keeper of the Cheerio’s
Lightning Storm in a Cup from The Pinterested Parent
Lamps on a String from Adventures of a Middle Sister
Rainbow Suncatcher from My Life int he Nuthouse
If your kids are looking for something fun to occupy their time this summer, then using plastic cups is a must. These are so inexpensive at your local discount store or Dollar Tree, and they are sturdy enough for many of these fun projects. We love creating fun new things that they can use as a project to learn from or even a cute new little decor item for their bedroom.
More Kids Crafting Tips:
Check out these books that offer tons of great kids craft ideas that include inexpensive household items you probably already have on hand! There is so much to be said about teaching our kids to become creative and have fun using things already on hand. It is both great for their imagination and helps teach them about recycling.
- 100 Seriously Fun, Super Easy Projects for Kids
- Recycle Reuse Renew: Upcycle with DIY Crafts
- Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun
Are you looking for more inspiration for fun things to do with plastic cups? Think outside the box and start creating with markers, scissors, ribbon, and more! Anything and everything you can imagine can come to life with your kid’s help and a bit of creativity!