Snowman Made of Plastic Cups

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finished snowmanI still have two more half spheres of plastic cups which I previously turned into a chandelier. One is small and the other one is big so I got the idea of making another decoration which is a snowman. Click here to see how to assemble the drinking cups into a half sphere Making a Disposable Cup Christmas Chandelier.




  1. Using hot glue, stick the two half spheres into position. Place the small one on top of the big one.
  2. two half spheres made of plastic drinking cups lying on floor after gluing
  3. Support the big one with a piece of string so it won't fall as the glue is still hot and soft.
  4. larger half sphere anchored to a shelf for support
    the two half spheres attached to the multilevel shelf
  5. Make the belt. Fold the black cartolina horizontally into about a 1 1/2 inch strip and cut. Next, cut a piece of white cardboard paper into a square and fold it twice. Cut a rectangular shape on the fold so it would create two rectangle holes.
  6. cutting a strip of black paper
    square of white paper
    folded white paper ready to cut
    folded white paper with shallow rectangle cut away for belt buckle
    white belt buckle

  7. Insert the cut out cartolina into the two rectangle holes so it would look like a belt with a buckle.
  8. threading the black paper belt through the buckle
    buckle on the belt
  9. Stick it around the waist part of the snowman.
  10. belt attached to snowman
  11. Cut out a moon shape piece of cardboard and cover with crepe paper for the mouth. Now, roll the remaining piece of white cardboard paper into a cone and cover with crepe paper. Stick it in the middle of the small cups.
  12. making crepe paper covered cardboard mouth
    crepe paper covered paper cone nose
    attaching nose inside one of the cups

  13. Cut three big black circles and two small circles. Place the small ones onto the upper sides near the cones.
  14. black paper circles for the eyes and buttons
  15. Stick the three big circles above the belt in vertical alignment. This will be the buttons.
  16. Make a half top hat by cutting the cartolina into a rectangular form about 3x4 inches. Trace a bigger circle and cut it into two, one should be smaller than the other. Roll the rectangle and stick it into the small circle following its shape. Next stick the other end onto the bigger circle. Stick it into the snowman's head.
  17. black paper circle cut to make hat
    assembling the black tophat

  18. Cut out a 1 1/2 inch strip of crepe paper and loop it around the neck.
  19. red crepe paper for scarf
    tying scarf at the juncture of the small and large half spheres
  20. Here's your snowman.
  21. little boy hugging the snowman

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December 23, 20160 found this helpful

That is awesome! Thanks for sharing it!

January 20, 20170 found this helpful

How did you get the cups to turn out round?


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