Paper Cup Lighthouses

Create these fun and simple little nautical lighthouses that light up using a paper cup and a flameless candle. Children will love decorating their lighthouse and switching the light on!

Paper Cup Lighthouses

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

20 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take a coloured cup and draw three stripes around it with white deco pen, make these strips about 1 cm wide.
  2. Draw a door and windows.
  3. Take the clear cup and put it over the top of the other cup.
  4. At the point where the inside cup ends draw a black line on the clear cup . make this into a railing and then colour the top of the cup black.
  5. Take the clear cup off and place a flameless tealight on top of the first cup. ( you can use a bit of sticky tack or a glue dot to secure it)
  6. Replace the clear cup and you have your little lighthouse.
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Top Tip

You could make these using reusable plastic beakers so that they can be left outside.