Watch your kids’ imagination flourish as they craft their very own dish in a matter of minutes!

Plastic Cup Bowl Materials

The Best Part?

All you need is a plastic cup, a couple of permanent markers, and an oven!

Pastic Cup Bowl Decorating


Begin by having your child decorate their plastic cup. Encourage them to get creative! The more they decorate, the more colorful their bowl will turn out!

Plastic Cup Bowl Waiting

Bake & Watch

Place your child’s decorated bowl on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake at 250 degrees.

Turn the oven light on and let them watch as their colorful cup magically transforms into a beautiful bowl!

plastic cup bowl for snacks

Cool & Use!

Once your child’s new bowl is done cooling, it’s ready to be put to use! Whether you use it for snacks, art supplies, or gifting, your child can be proud of their creation! Every time it’s put to use, they can remember that they are capable of creating amazing things!

Give it a go!

We hope you have fun making your own unique bowls at home! We hope you show off your child’s work of art on social media, and don’t forget to tag us!

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Plastic Cup Bowl

Plastic Cup Bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes


  • Clear plastic cup
  • Colorful permanent markers
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet


    1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Using markers, create a design on the plastic cup.
    3. Place a decorated cup, open side down, onto a prepared baking sheet.
    4. Place in oven and watch carefully until the desired bowl shape is formed.
    5. With an adult’s assistance, remove the sheet from oven with oven mitts.
    6. Allow to cool.
    7. Fill with snacks, crafting supplies, or anything else your heart desires!
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