Make A Paper Cup That Holds Water

Make A Paper Cup That Holds Water
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The classic party trick goes:

  1. Tape a plastic bag between two pages of a newspaper
  2. Conceal the bag as much as you can
  3. Get a cup of water
  4. Pour water into newspaper/plastic bag

It’s at this point you pray your shoddily-constructed attempt at magic holds its, well, water. If this sounds like an average Saturday night out to you, why not add an extra special touch to your routine with a real paper cup that can hold water.

Instructables has all details on this origami marvel. It’s a lot simpler than the magic trick, at least.

Paper cup, actually holds water [Instructables]


  • I use this for make-shift filters in the kitchen. Fold a sheet of kitchen paper into quarters. The bottom will be the corner that is the centre of the paper. Open out one side of the top, you will have, I think 3ply one side from the folds and a single ply the other side. Put it in a funnel and bam instant makeshift filter.

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