The Humble, But Fabulous, Paper Cup
Naturally, you'll want to be eating your snack out of a paper cup. Try this
good cereal mix: 1 C. Cheerios, ¼ C. unsalted peanuts, and a few chocolate
chips or M&Ms. Stir gently and pour into a paper cup. It's a neat treat and
you can take it practically anywhere!
1 piece of 8½" x 11" paper | ruler |
pencil | scissors
Whoever came up with the invention of the paper cup
is our friend. What a useful device! From one sheet of paper, you can make a
cup that holds water.
One flat sheet of paper won't hold much water. The
"invention" part is in the folding.
Paper is cheap and universally available, and
everybody needs to drink. Those are the elements of a successful invention.
Best of all, it's so simple to make!
You may not have a water dispenser, but you're
probably familiar with the simple paper cups that usually come with them.
That's the kind of paper cup you're going to make.
Start with a square of white paper - unlined, with
no ink that might leak into the liquid. If you're using a common piece of 8½" x
11" typing paper, cut off 2½ inches from one end to form a 8½-inch square.
Fold the square in half to form a triangle.
Fold the left side of the triangle in, and the right
side of the triangle in. It will look like a mini envelope with the flap
sticking straight up.
At the top, you'll have two triangles; fold them
down on each side. Crease. Stick your fingers inside and work it apart into a
Voila! A cup! Open the top. Fill with cold water. Toast
yourself! Bottoms up!