Animal Party Tumblers

I’m a big fan of silly, whimsical objects and gag gifts.  I thought it would be funny to have a cup with a handle that wasn’t your ordinary, everyday cup handle.  What about an animal shaped handle?  Why not?

Cups with Animal Handles

These quirky, funny animal handle cups would be great for a party, or just for livening up an everyday meal.  They’re really easy to make, too!

Dinosaur Party Cup

Project estimate:

  • Tumblers, 4 for $1
  • Plastic animals, on hand or $1
  • Super glue, on hand
  • Painter’s tape, on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  $1 and up


Step one:  Glue the animals onto the tumblers.  To keep the cups from tipping over, position the animal so that its 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 1

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 2

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.  Watch the look of surprise on your guest’s faces when they see these cups with animal handles.  You can’t help but smile, can you?

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