DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups

Hi, everyone! Jenn from Endlessly Inspired here. Inexpensive, easy projects are my very favorite. Which is why I cannot tell you how much I love these DIY dinosaur handle cups.

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

Unfortunately, I cannot take credit for the idea. That I have to give to Sabrina Soto, who made these on one of my favorite shows ever, The Kitchen on The Food Network.

{Side note: I have a slight obsession with Sabrina Soto. I think she’s amazing, we have pretty much the exact same style, and I want to be her best friend. My husband makes fun of me all the time for how crazy I am about her. He thinks I’m verging on stalker status.}

Anyway, my soon-to-be-BFF Sabrina {please don’t file a restraining order on me, I swear I’m not a lunatic} made these on the Kitchen, and my boys went bananas. They thought they were the coolest thing ever, and begged me to make them.

They were ridiculously easy and inexpensive.

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

I got the cups at Walmart for $1.96 for a 4-pack, and the dinosaurs came in a 2-pack at the dollar store.

To start, spray paint the dinosaurs to match your cups. Mine needed a few coats to be fully covered. {***NOTE: Because the dinosaurs are spray painted, these cups should only be used by older kids who won’t chew on the handle.***}

Then just glue the painted dinosaurs right to the side of the cup! I used a combination of hot glue and E6000, because the hot glue isn’t going to stay very well on plastic, but E6000 takes forever to dry. So when you use them both, the hot glue holds the dinosaur on while the E6000 dries, and the E6000 will be more permanent.

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

You want to make sure that the dinosaur’s tail is even with the bottom of the cup, because if it’s not, the handle will be too heavy for the cup and it will tip over.

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

Once they’re glued on, place the cups on their sides with the dinosaurs on top and let them dry for about 24 hours.

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

Then they’re ready to use!

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

These can be hand washed and used over and over!

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

My boys absolutely love their dinosaur cups, but if your kids are into something else, you can use whatever plastic animals you can find!

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

Thanks again to Julie for letting me be the DIY contributor for White Lights on Wednesday. I love having the opportunity to share some fun DIY ideas each month! For more from me, visit my blog!

 


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  1. says

    These are pretty gnarly!!! I am the worst at making anything crafty or DIY projects… But this I think I can handle but I won’t bet on it just yet. Ha. My 9 year old daughter has never liked “girl” toys and she would be on cloud 9 with these. My goal for the week is to make these. :)
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