Hot Chocolate Mug for Fun

by Karen & Grace Morris

Make a funny hot chocolate mug to set on your desk. I am sure that it will be a conversation starter!

Hot Chocolate is (so far) my all time favorite hot drink, especially in the winter time. Even though coffee is a favorite among writers, I had never really liked coffee.

With this craft, we will make a fashionable designed cup. It is compete with brown paper for the hot chocolate, fake marshmallows, and whip cream on top. (It looks almost good enough to drink.)

hot chocolate mug

Hot Chocolate Mug Supplies

  • 3 pieces of white paper
  • A piece of yellow, blue, and brown paper
  • 3 small white pompoms
  • 1 15 oz. container with lid
  • Glue stick
  • White glue
  • Tape

Take the lid off the container and put it on a piece of brown paper. Trace around the lid. Then cut the circle out. Glue the brown circle onto the top of the lid.

(Sing the song “Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate” from the Polar Express movie.)

Cut two pieces of white paper 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. Glue them onto the container with a glue stick so that the container is covered.

You can detail your cup any way you like. I cut yellow stripes and blue poke-a-dots out of paper and glued it to the cup with a glue stick.

To make handle roll a piece of white paper so that it measures about 5 1/2 inches long. Tape it so that it won’t unravel. Fold down the ends. Fold into a handle and tape the ends to the container.

Out of white paper cut a spiral. You don’t want to make it too big, so that it fits in the center of your cup. Leave some room to see the brown paper around the sides. Tape the first ring in the center of your cup so that it stays in place.

I was going to have it stick all the way up, but I couldn’t figure out how. It though still looks like whipped cream or steam on top.

With white glue, glue the three pompom balls on the brown paper of your cup so that you have marshmallows.

You will not be able to drink from this hot chocolate mug, but it was fun to make.  So now that you have finished your craft go into the kitchen and make yourself a real cup of cocoa.

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