Christmas Cup Craft – Rudolph & an Angel

I love this time of year when we can start to do fun craft around Christmas. I don’t enjoy the mess though. But embrace it I do because it’s Christmas and it’s fun and we’re making memories.

A fun craft that my three year old enjoyed putting together are these Christmas cup crafts. We made a Rudolph and an angel out of two white cups. This craft is so easy and very little materials are needed, so the mess is kept to a minimum.

Fun for

  • Christmas
  • School holidays
  • Imaginative play
  • Gifts
  • Christmas tree decoration
christmas cup crafts


  • White cups
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Doilies
  • Sharpie pen
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Red Pom Poms
  • Googley eyes
  • Scissors
Rudolph craft materialsangel cup craft

Instructions – Rudolph Cup

1. Glue eyes and red pom pom onto the face of the cup.

rudolph cup

2. Cut a pipe cleaner in half and cut a small piece from each half. Fold the top of the pipe cleaner to create an antler.

3. Wrap around the smaller part of pipe cleaner to make the underside of the antler.

rudolph antlers



5. Tape the antlers inside the cup.

tape antlers in cup

6. Draw a mouth under the pom pom nose

rudolph cup

7. Fill the cup with lollies and hand out to friends for Christmas.

rudolph cup filled

rudolph cup

Instructions – Angel Cup

1. Fold paper doily in half.

angel wings

2. Create a halo out of a pipe cleaner.

halo for angel

3. Tape the halo to the back of the cup.

halo on cup

4. Fold a paper doily and glue this over the back of the halo.

angel wings and halo

5. Add hair and eyes to the front of the cup. I used a foam hair sticker from a craft pack from Kmart. You can draw hair on your angel instead.

hair to angel

angel ready

5. Angel is ready to be played with or placed on the Christmas tree.

christmas cup angel

Other Christmas Crafts

Paper Plate Tree

Paper Plate Bauble

Pom Pom Christmas Gift Cards

Paper Plate Angel

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