How to Make a Paper Cup

Every person should understand the simple method of making a paper drinking cup. It may be necessary at times to make quick use of medicine and with no cup or spoon convenient, the pyramid-shaped cup shown in the sketch is a useful emergency utensil.

The paper cup is made as follows: Cut the paper into a square and crease  it on the dotted lines, A G, F B, and C D E, as shown in Fig. 1.

Fold the paper in half through the line C D E to form a rectangle, Fig. 2.

Fold points C and E inward until they meet inside the triangle to form the shape shown in Fig. 3.

This makes four distinct corners, F, G, A and B.

How to Make a Paper Cup

Folds in the Paper (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Fig. 3, Fig. 4, Fig. 5)

Fold the paper over on the dotted line and bring the points A and B together as in Fig. 4.

The extreme edges meet in the central line indicated. Reverse the paper and fold the points G and F in like manner.

Turn the points A B and F G inward and fold on the dotted line, and you will have a perfect pyramid-shaped cup as shown in Fig. 5.

—Contributed by Miss Margaret S. Humphreville, Mt. Pleasant, O.

Excerpt from the book: THE BOY MECHANIC – BOOK 2 1000 THINGS FOR BOYS TO DO HOW TO CONSTRUCT DEVICES FOR WINTER SPORTS, MOTION-PICTURE CAMERA, INDOOR GAMES, REED FURNITURE, ELECTRICAL NOVELTIES, BOATS, FISHING RODS, CAMPS AND CAMP APPLIANCES, KITES AND GLIDERS, PUSHMOBILES, ROLLER COASTER, FERRIS WHEEL AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER THINGS WHICH DELIGHT EVERY BOY WITH 995 ILLUSTRATIONS PUBLISHED 1915, BY H. H. WINDSOR CHICAGO POPULAR MECHANICS CO. PUBLISHERS