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!)


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


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

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.


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.


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


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!)




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