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Holly’s fun corner: Start a Styrofoam family

Holly’s latest Fun Corner: Holly’s Guide to Making a Party Cup Person


Step 1: Get your cup

Get your party cup ready – please use styrofoam not plastic as you can’t draw on plastic with a felt-tip pen. Turn your cup upside down. Make sure your cup is on a flat surface that is easy to work on.

Step 1: Get your cup ready


Step 2: Get your materials ready

When you have found your flat surface and turned your cup upside down, find some arty stuff like pens, pom-poms and feathers. It is also good to find some glue or sellotape to glue or stick your feathers or pom-poms down.

Step 2: Get your materials ready


Step 3: Start sticking!

When you have done all this, start sticking and gluing your art stuff down to make a person. Little handy tip: use the pens to draw a face, colour in, or add details. This helps create your person.

Start sticking!


Your cats might like to watch you!

Archie watches on … is he tempted?


Step 4: Done!

Now you should have a fully completed cup person!

All done!


You can also get your mum and dad to try it out:

Surprise, surprise! Mum makes a cat!


Pooky doesn’t think much of mum’s efforts.

Feline art critic


Our styrofoam family:

Styrofoam Family











Childtastic Books started out as a collaborative blog, written by me and my young daughter Holly. Now she's nearly a teen, she's off doing exciting and new things but I am still here, reading, writing and reviewing books for children and young adults of all ages. I miss her input but I hope she will pop in from time to time to do some guest posts! A little about me - I have just finished an MA in Children's Literature from the University of Roehampton (result pending, eeek) and am a part-time primary school librarian. The other part of my time is spent writing and editing, my own work and others, and I am waiting for my first non-fiction book to be published - a teacher resources pack for Handa's Surprise. I welcome comments and love to hear from visitors to this blog. Please note though that, because of time constraints, it is rare that I can read and review books from self-published authors. I receive so many requests and feel badly about not being able to keep up with them all. Thanks for visiting! Sam

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