Posts Tagged ‘jumping cups’

summer journal: plastic cups

summer games and crafts with plastic cups // elsie marley

Pick up a packet of plastic cups at the store and your kids will play happily all afternoon. At least that’s what happened to me. This is just a small sampling of what my kids did with a stack of cups.

summer games and crafts with plastic cups // elsie marley

–building pyramids

–making bombs out of cups to throw at the cup pyramid

summer games and crafts with plastic cups // elsie marley

–jumping cups!

The idea for the jumping cups came from this awesome project¬†from All For the Boys. We were too lazy to make a minion (I need my own minions to do that) and our cups were little so we could just wrap the rubber band around the whole cup, but it’s the same idea. This is an awesome little trick to file away for a rainy day.

summer games and crafts with plastic cups // elsie marley

–jumping cup variations

There were 3, 4, 5 cups jumping at one time. And my son even hooked up two passengers to jump with a cup!

summer games and crafts with plastic cups // elsie marley

–play money

My daughter cut up a few cups, while we were flinging them all over the living room, and made play money. The coins are the bottoms of the cups and the bill is the rest of the cup.

summer games and crafts with plastic cups // elsie marley

–bracelets

She didn’t get my “By the power of Isis” joke, but they are still cool bracelets.