Print Project

Plastic Cup Crow

Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 2 small plastic cups bathroom size (paper or foam cups work too!)
  • 2 cotton balls
  • 2 medium wiggle eyes
  • 1 red button
  • scrap of orange craft foam
  • scrap of orange construction paper
  • Acrylic craft paint: black and goldenrod
  • scissors
  • white craft glue


  • Paint one of the cups black and the other with goldenrod. Set cups aside to dry.
  • Cut a triangle from the orange craft foam for the beak.
  • Cut a heart shape for the feet from orange construction paper.
  • When paint is dry, use scissors to cut thin slits (fringes) halfway up the goldenrod cup, going all the way around. Bend the “fringes” upward to form the hat.
  • Turn the hat over and put 2 cotton balls inside the cup. Glue hat to the bottom end of the black painted cup. Let dry.
  • Glue 2 wiggle eyes and beak on to the cup under the hat.
  • Glue the red button to the front side of the hat.
  • Glue the heart feet to the opening of the black cup, bend the construction paper up into the sides of the cup so that just the “feet” stick out.