Hope you and your kids enjoy this FUN and easy Mayflower Craft with upcycled K-Cups! May contain commissioned links.
Mayflower Craft for Kids Using K-Cups
As much as I love seeing all of the Christmas cheer around the blog-o-sphere, I just can’t seem to get myself in the spirit yet. I mean fall, Thanksgiving, pumpkins…there’s so much crafty inspiration this season!
So in rebel protest fashion, I’m instead bringing you this adorable Mayflower Craft for Kids using K-Cups. If you’ve been searching for a way to reuse and upcycle those coffee cups, here’s a Thanksgiving craft for you and your littles!
So this craft came to be as I was cleaning out my K-cup cabinet. Yes, I have a cabinet dedicated to my coffee addiction. I found quite a few expired cups sitting in my cabinet. After shaming myself for letting such a thing occur to once perfectly delicious cups of yumminess (like 2012-2013 expiration dates, folks), I decided to bring my expired cups into my crafting world. Thanksgiving, K-Cups, Mayflower….you get where this is going, right?
Grab your easy Mayflower Kids Craft supplies:
What You Will Need
- K-Cups – used and/or unused (great way to upcycle!) – foil removed, completely empty, clean and dry
- Play Dough
- Brown Paint
- White Construction Paper (don’t use computer paper for this, get the heavier paper!)
- Paint the outside of your K-Cup “boat” with the brown paint. Allow to dry.
- Fill your Mayflower with Play Dough, to about the brim of the cup.
- Cut out your construction paper into rectangles, about 2.5 inches by 3 inches (no need to be exact), 3 rectangles per boat.
- Poke your sails through the toothpicks, like so.
- Place your toothpick sails into your K-cup boats for a festive craft for Thanksgiving! Great transition into discussion about Thanksgiving history with your kids too!
- OPTIONAL: Have a few Keurig Vue cups? You can make this adorable variation on this craft. I love how the front notch is perfect for that first sail!
VOILA! Adorable little Mayflower boats ready for sailing!
We even had a little experiment time after our craft was made. We tried to make our boats float in a bowl of water….
but they immediately sank, much to my toddler’s delight! Need some more Thanksgiving craft inspiration (and be a rebel like me?) Check out a few favorites!
Paint Chip Thanksgiving Turkey
And don’t forget to grab your 50 Fall Crafts for Kids too!
Ready to be a rebel like me this November? Hope you’ll craft, share and enjoy the rest of the fall season with your kids! Happy Mayflower
sinking um, sailing!
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Jennifer Odom says
This is a super cute idea and craft! 🙂
Thanks, Jennifer! Appreciate you stopping by
Deborah D says
What a great way to recycle! They are so cute!
Thanks, Deborah! Love upcycling for kid crafts
Deb E says
Pinning this as upcycle since they are little works of art! I just got a K-cup machine and didn’t get one at first because of the plastic waste of all those cups. My iCoffee OPUS uses it’s own K-cup filter that it comes with, so you can put your own coffee and no plastic waste!
Deb, thank you! They definitely are really cute for Thanksgiving decor too
Sandra Watts says
Aww, those are so easy and cute! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for this awesome craft! I hate how Thanksgiving gets so overlooked. It makes me sad. Happy Thanksgiving. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
Amanda Schaeffer says
This is so cute this will be a fun craft to have the kid’s make over Thanksgiving break hopefully it will keep them busy for awhile 🙂 Thank you for sharing this.
Amber Ludwig says
Love this!! What a great way to reuse all those dang kcup leftovers!!! Too fun!! My son would totally get a kick out of it!
lana simanovicki says
this is a good idea
oh wow these are so cute! and so easy! and costs nothing extra! It is a must do for a snowy day!