I like upcycling, repurposing and crafting with my kids

Cupcake Case Crafts

You can’t beat a bit of fun craft with leftover bits! We had a purple cupcake case which we’d saved to make something with. Even my children love a bit of repurposing – I have trained them well 🙂

Making something girly with my girl was easy, as we had these large pink cases in the cupboard and she loves all things pink. The smaller purple case was a bonus find in a pack of shop-bought cakes – one of the cakes was double-cased so this one had no greasy residue, perfect for reusing!

Flower made from repurposed cupcake cases

Double cupcake case flower

We used plastic straws for the flower stem and the robot’s eye stalks. The “leaves” are those sort of fuzzy pipe cleaner things you get in ready-to-assemble craft kits for kids. My daughter decorated the flower pot at her childminder’s so it was ideal for this craft project. We stuck some air-drying clay in the pot and jammed the straw into it.

Robot with cupcake case eyes

Cupcake case eyed robot

Obviously we had to be a bit more imaginative for my son’s project as most cupcake case craft ideas we found online were a bit girly. I made some eyes with plain white cupcake cases and stuck them on straws to give him some ideas. He got straight to work making a robot body with a cereal box. He finished it and taped the straws on the back without any help from me.

I love it when they let their creativity have free reign and something recognisable and quite good comes out of it!!


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