Simple and inexpensive, kids will love this party craft. It's made by folding paper and attaching a pipe cleaner handle.  Fill it with candy as a special treat.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • 1 Sheet printer or copy paper
  • 1 Red* pipe cleaner
  • 1 White* pipe cleaner
  • Stapler
  • Markers, colored pencils, crayons or glitter glue

* Feel free to use whatever color pipe cleaners you like.

By simply changing the colors or the way you decorate this you can make these paper candy cups for any holiday or season. Children can make them at a birthday party then fill them with candy to take home. They can also be made from construction paper.

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Hint: For nice sharp creases, go over each fold with a bone folder.

Craft Instructions

Holding a piece of paper vertically, take the top right corner and bring it down and to the left so that the top edge of the paper is lined up evenly with the left side of the paper as pictured.


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There will be a rectangle at the  bottom of the paper. Cut this off and discard it.


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Open the paper back up and you should have a perfect square. Only open the paper to verify that you have a square then refold it on the original fold line.


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Hold the paper so that the fold is horizontal and the two open points are at the top.


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Bring one of the points down just so that it meets the fold as pictured.


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Lift the point back up


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Fold the right point in towards the center lining the straight edge up against the fold line.


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Repeat Step 7 with the point on the left - it will overlap the point you brought over from the right.


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Bring the point from step 5 back down on it's fold line. This point will be on top of the last 2 fold you made.


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Flip the whole paper over so that it looks as shown here.


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Take the point and bring it down so that it touches the bottom fold as shown.


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Twist two pipe cleaners together.


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Slide one end of the pipe cleaner inside the paper cup close to the top corner and staple in place.


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Bend the pipe cleaner to form a handle and attach the other end of the pipe cleaner to the opposite side of the cup attaching it by placing the end inside the cup and stapling in place.


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Decorate any way you like with markers, colored pencils, crayons, glitter glue etc.


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Fill with candy and give to your guests or hang them on the Christmas tree.


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