Animal-Party-Tumblers

I’m crazy about whimsical objects and gag gifts.  I thought it would be hilarious to have a fun cup with a handle that wasn’t your ordinary, everyday cup handle.  Why not an animal shaped handle?
(This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find me every Tuesday!)

Cups-with-Animal-Handles

These funny animal handle cups would be great for a party, or just for livening up an everyday meal.  My kids LOVE them.


Supplies:

  • Tumblers
  • Plastic animals
  • Super Glue
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Spray Paint
materials


Step one:  Glue the animals onto the tumblers.  To keep the cups from tipping over, position the animal so that it’s tail touches the table surface.  To speed things up, I used super glue with a dot of hot glue on top.  This way the animal stays on the tumbler while the super glue dries.

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Step two:  Cover the lip of the tumbler with painter’s tape.  I didn’t want anyone’s mouth touching spray paint, so I left part of the cup uncovered.  I couldn’t find my painter’s tape, so I improvised, but you’ll get cleaner lines if you use the correct product.

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Step three:  Spray paint the cups and animals.  I used Krylon Fusion for Plastic.

Party-Cups

Remove the tape, clean your cup, and set them on the table at meal time.   I’ve had them for nearly a year now and they’re still holding up!  I hand wash them, but I did test one out in the dishwasher and it survived (though I wouldn’t recommend doing that regularly!)

Dog-Tumbler-DIY

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