Paper Cup Monster

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Turn a basic paper cup into fun monsters! Add Fuzzy Sticks, Poms and Wiggly Eyes to create a colorful monster to liven up your room or locker.


  • 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
  • Neon Fuzzy Sticks
  • Glitter Poms Assorted Sizes 75 Pack
  • Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
  • Paper Cup
  • Pencil
  • Clear Tape
  • Craft Glue


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Monster craft project

Monster Puppet

Step 2.

Paint the paper cup.  Tip: if you dab the paint with the round, flat tip brush, as pictured, you can create a slightly textured look with the paint.

Make a monster out of a paper cup

Step 3.

Using a pencil, punch (3) evenly spaced holes in the bottom of the cup.

Monster Puppet Project

Step 4.

Thread a Pink Fuzzy Stick through the first hole in the cup and then out through the third hole.

Googly Eye Monster Project

Step 5.

Thread one end of a 2nd Pink Fuzzy Stick through the middle hole.  Attach this end piece to the pink look inside the cup as shown.

Googly eye monster project

Step 6.

Pull the Fuzzy Sticks tight outside the cup and take them down to the under side of the cup.

Make a monster kids craft

Step 7.

Coil the middle Fuzzy Stick between your fingers to create a flat disc about the size of a quarter.

Paper cup monster kids craft

Step 8.

Repeat step 7 with the other (2) Fuzzy Sticks, this time the coils should be slightly smaller, as shown.

Monster wiggly eye kids craft

Step 9.

Using the pencil, punch (1) hole on each side of the cup.

Monster Wiggly Eye Kids Craft

Step 10.

Thread (3) Pink Fuzzy Sticks through the holes to create the arms for your monster.

Wiggly Eye Kids Craft Monster

Step 11.

Glue (1) large Wiggly Eye to the middle coil, and (2) medium size eyes to the smaller coils.

Wiggly Eye Monster Cup Project

Step 12.

Coil a medium Glitter Pom to the end of each Fuzzy Stick arm.

Make a kids craft project

Step 13.

Coil a Green Fuzzy Stick between your fingers to create a large flat disc.

Make a monster kids craft

Step 14.

Glue the Fuzzy Stick coil to the cup to create the base of the nose. Add (2) small Glitter Poms to create nostrils on the nose.

Paper Cup Monster with wiggly eyes

Step 15.

To create the mouth, cut a Pink Fuzzy Stick in half. Twist one half together and bend into a flat heart shape.

Paper Cup Monster

Step 16.

Glue the mouth on the cup then fill in small, white glitter poms as teeth.