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Theme Week: DIY Cup Sphere

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Welcome to Summer Camp Matherial Themed Weeks! This week is plastic cup week where we’ll share an activity using plastic cups each day. If you have an activitiy please share it here or on our Facebook page! We’ll try and do a round up at the end of each week.

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

This is a fun, simple activity that you can do after a party before throwing the cups away or that you can put a little more work in and make it a decoration for a room!

You’ll need cups and paperclips, staples or hot glue depending on how you want to assemble it.

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

We used paper clips since it was simple and on hand. Start by paperclipping a circle of cups together with the mouth pointing out.

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

Add on in rows using less cups for each row (trying to place the new cups in between the cups on the row below).

It’s ok to have a bit of space, you’ll need some in order to make each row smaller.

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

We attached each cup to the row below it using one paper clip and then added in more if we felt it needed it.

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

Add in until 1/2 a sphere is complete. You can make two halves and join them together. We just turned ours over and added directly on to it.

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

Adding more paperclips where needed for additional support.

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

It’s really cool used as a light feature with a flashlight or you could stuff an indoor string of lights or very low heat bulb inside!

DIY sphere made from plastic cups. from All for the Boys blog

If you’re using larger 16oz cups you’ll want to use larger paperclips. The boys started on a bigger sphere but realized that we needed to get some larger paperclips to support it.

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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