Flip the Cup Game

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child

Skill for Bub: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Mind Builder


Recycling and fun are combined in this make-then-play project.

Recycling is a way that even the smallest child can feel they are doing a part in “saving the Earth.” Explain to them how it works and what items they can collect to take to a local recycling facility or put in the family recycling bin/box. Examples of reusable items are toilet paper rolls, newspapers, cork, bottle caps, fabric and paper scraps.

The goal is to find new uses for something rather than putting it into the garbage. With this craft, they can reuse empty yogurt cups, paper towel tubes and even old shoelaces!

What you need:

  • Empty yogurt cup
  • Cardboard paper towel tube
  • 2 paper fasteners
  • 1 shoelace
  • Stickers, markers, crayons

Here’s what you help your child do:

Tie an end of the shoelace to one of the paper fasteners. Measure about3 cm down on the paper towel tube, and push the paper fastener through the tube. Bend the points of one fastener to secure. Tie the other end of the shoelace to the second paper fastener. Punch a hole through the bottom of the yogurtcontainer, and bend points of fastener to secure.

What your child can do on his own:

Use stickers, markers or crayons to decorate the container. Be creative!

How to play:

Hold one end of the tube, and flip the yogurt cup up and try to catch it onthe end of the tube. Challenge your friends!