By Mandy Beyeler on May 13, 2022

Kids Craft: DIY Recycled Plastic Flowers Craft

Get the family together to reuse plastic cups and create this stunning, colorful DIY flower.

DIY Recycled Plastic Flowers Kids Craft


  • Plastic cups (hard plastic, "recycle #6" type)
  • Permanent markers
  • Scissors
  • Dowels or straws
  • Hot glue
  • Baking sheet, oven
  • Aluminum foil


1. Using markers, color fun designs onto cups. Have each member of the family explore fun patterns and color combos.

Next steps require adult assistance: 

2. Cut perpendicular cuts down the edges of the cups, about one to two inches apart.

3. Heat oven to 350 degrees, put aluminum foil on baking sheet, place cups on foil upside-down and place in oven for one to two minutes.

4. Watch as the cups melt and twist — they’re all different! Let cool.

5. Attach dowel or straw for stem using hot glue.

6. Enjoy!

DIY Recycled Plastic Flowers Kids Craft
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  • Mandy Beyeler

    Mandy Beyeler

    craft and DIY blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way.  She loves being a mom to four awesome kiddos and blogs from the... Read more