Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Disposable Drinking Cup

So today I'm going to show you how to make this "one time use" disposable cup out of paper.

You may be wondering why on earth would I want to make this?
Well, here's my inspiration....My son.

He has to take medication and when he's away at a friends how or whatever, we always make sure he takes a water bottle...but then he has to carry it around..yadda yadda yadda..SO...

I figured if he could keep one of these little cups in his pocket or wallet, it'd be really easy for him to just go into the rest room and discreetly take his pills w/o a big fuss and he can just toss the paper cup in the garbage.

The cup is about the size of a shot glass, so it's like a one gulp cup.  However, you can make it bigger if you want.  

Let's get started!

Cut a piece of paper into a square...mine is 4 inches x 4 inches.
Now you can use card stock, printer paper, magazine pages...what ev...just make sure it's square.

Now fold it into a triangle...

Fold the bottom right corner over to the left as seen in'll know it's in the right spot when a perfect triangle is formed above where my finger is...

Now flip it over and to the same thing with the corner... pay attention here...So the top portion which is shaped like a triangle..the piece that my thumb is on towards the right of the pic..take one of the pieces and fold it into the side you folded over...
Does that make sense?? Look at the pic really well and it should make's really one of those things that's super easy...but hard to describe.

In this pic it shows the finished step that you just should look like this... you've folded the top triangle down into the side triangle

Flip it over and tuck that top triangle down  into the triangle just like you did on the other side.
You're finished!

 It should take you under a minute to make this.

Of course I couldn't stop there...I covered it in Duct Tape for extra durability in your pocket...and it's totally waterproof, it won't leak.

I even made one totally out of Duct Tape, but it's not as thin as using paper.

So there you go!
Make one and tuck it in your wallet, you never could come in handy.

Now for those of you that party like it's 1999...use it as a shot glass at a party. 

Or..make them on a bigger scale and put snacks in them for the kids..
popcorn, chex mix, crackers, name it. 

Have a totally awesome day 
Happy Crafting!

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