Paper Cup Trophy
August 21st, 2010 by Craftylocks
You need to look twice to realize that this gold trophy came from such humble beginnings as paper cups! trophy5

This is a very effective paper craft for children. The steps are all simple, and the final award, is very rewarding. You just need a couple of paper cups, a pipe cleaner, tape, some card, paper and paint.

Start by taping two paper cups together at the bottom. trophy1
Either use a box lid, or make your own base from a piece of scrap card. Draw a smaller version of your card shape, in the center of your card. Use this guide to cut in from each corner. Crease along all the lines. trophy-base1
Fold the sides and tape as pictured. trophy-base2
Tape the cups to the base. trophy2
Cut a pipe cleaner in half and bend the two pieces into handle shapes. trophy-handles
Attach the handles to the cups – with more tape – phew, the last of the taping! trophy3
Now it is time to cover up the cups, you could paint straight on the cups, or you could cover it with gold tissue. We did not have gold tissue (well I am sure we had some, but perhaps the dog ate it!), so I covered it with white paper first … trophy4
… then painted it gold. Now who deserves this beautiful trophy? Well it is Fathers Day here very soon, so the deserving man who has been a Dad for Decade in our house will be awarded it. trophy_dad
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