Cupstacking and Puffles

*Note from Heather:  This is a guest post from my daughter, Anabelle. She’s been wanting to tell you about the hours of fun that can be had with a package of cups and a package of pom-poms from the dollar store. (Googly eyes optional)

A few days ago, I decided to build something I call, The Puffle (Pom pom)Fortress!

Well,I hope you’re all wondering what that is. It’s a HUMONGOUS tower of paper cups.  I’ve got a few pictures below, but I’m going to finish this post first.

So,a few weeks earlier, in P.E., the gym was crowded because it was picture day.  My whole class,including me, was wondering what we were going to do for P.E.Then we wandered into a random kindergarten room.

By the way,I’m in 2nd grade.

We were all really,really,confused. But,the P.E. teacher told us to sit down anyway. Then she started the lesson. And guess what it was about?  CUPSTACKING!!!!!

Okay,going forward!  After my brother’s Angry Bird themed b-day party,my mom bought a stack of paper cups and a bag of pom poms.   Then,I got an idea.   So,I got to work.  And do you know what I did?  I built the biggest, (but not the best) stack of paper cups anyone has ever seen!  I hope.  After that,I added the final touch.  POM POMS!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, in the pictures, some of them have googly eyes. And if you have any questions, I bet this is the answer:

Photo by Anabelle

Photo by Anabelle

*Note from Mom: All kids have taken turns playing with these. Although, they all play differently – for Sam, it’s setting up Angry Birds levels and trying to smash the green pom-poms by bouncing the ‘bird’ pom-poms like Make & Takes did.  It’s provided a week’s worth (and counting) of super frugal fun.

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12 comments to Cupstacking and Puffles

  • Peter

    Very cool! Looks like so much fun!

  • Paula

    Annabelle! I love your post! It’s frugal, creative and fun. I love that you used your imagination to create your own fun and that you wanted to share it with us. Your mom is teaching you well. Maybe someday you will be a blogger like your mom. Keep on using your creative side and we’d love to hear from you again. I will show this to my five year old tomorrow and I bet she will want to do this too!

  • Like mother, like daughter! Great post Annabelle, tell your mom to let you guest post more often :)

  • Hilarey

    I love the idea Annabelle!

  • KateHummerhouse

    That is definitely cute Annabelle, we had cup stacking in our PE class too ;D.

  • Mrs Stevens

    I luv your idea and I can’t wait to do it with Ryder! Sure miss you and your family, sooooo what a treat it was to see your blog! Hugs to you and your family!!!!!!!!!!
    P.S. I can’t even believe your in 2nd grade :0 (:

  • Abbie

    So cute! My boys would love this but they would use the little guys as targets for nerf guns. Then they would talk for the puff balls in probably a “Mignon” voice. Boys… I will show them and I will see if they do it!

  • Marie

    That is sooooo fun! I love their massive towers. I hadn’t thought of giving them an entire package of cups, genius!! Thanks for the link :)

  • Kristen @ Celebrate Every Day With Me

    Great post, Annabelle! My kids would love this!

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  • Kelly

    What a fun idea, and I love that your daughter wrote the post and wanted to share!

    Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times!!

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