Make an Explorer’s Kit from Paper Coffee Cups
Every explorer needs a set of binoculars and a compass.
Just a few hours before the jungle adventure, this was two coffee cups in the cup holder on the morning commute.
A parent needs to cut out the bottom of the cups with an exacto knife.
Then it’s time to paint the cups. When painting a craft project black, I find it’s easiest to use a sample pot of black latex interior wall paint. It goes on in one coat for a thick, glossy finish.
When the paint is dry, fasten the cups together with a stapler or tape.
Use a permanent marker to draw a compass on the coffee cup lid!
What will you spy, brave adventurer?
Published September 1, 2011. Last updated September 16, 2017.