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Build a Cup Tower

Can you build a cup tower using cups and paper? This is a fun STEM challenge for all ages.
build a cup tower
Build a cup tower by putting 4 paper or plastic cups in each layer, separated with pieces of cardstock or construction paper. How tall can you build your cup tower? Can you make it using 3 cups in each layer? What about 2? Have fun experimenting!


Wednesday 31st of July 2013

This would be fun to "decorate" with bottle caps, blocks, beads etc. It would look like a giant layer cake.

The Activity Mom

Tuesday 13th of August 2013

Yes! Great idea!

pink and green mama MaryLea

Sunday 3rd of July 2011

We love stacking cups around here - yogurt containers, bathroom cups, plastic cups, etc! Thanks for linking up and sharing this with the Smart Summer Challenge!

Fondly,pink and green mamaMaryLea


Friday 20th of May 2011

Great idea!!! My toddler love sto stack- and then demolish. She would really like a new thing to build with:)


Thursday 19th of May 2011

This looks like it was a ton of fun! I love how simple it is and yet can be expanded!


Wednesday 18th of May 2011

Fun idea and simple, but even little ones could do it. I am hosting a park playdate next week and I think I am bringing this idea in case it's hot and the kiddos need a "task" to do when cooling off under the picnic shelter. Thanks for all your great ideas. LOVE THEM!