How to make a woven Styrofoam cup

Show off your crafty side by making a useful item with this woven Styrofoam cup. Crafted with yarn of any color, this cup has a neutral green and white pattern. Store pens, markers or any lightweight craft item inside the cup.
While this craft is a little time-consuming, it's very inexpensive to make. The project would likely appeal to anyone who enjoys making things from string or yarn. Older children can easily make this item, and learn how to weave at the same time.
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Materials
- 1 Styrofoam cup
- Scissors
- Skein of green yarn
- Skein of white yarn
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick
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Instructions
1. Cut the Styrofoam cup lengthwise, from the top to the bottom, leaving approximately 1 cm uncut at the base of the cup.
2. Measure approximately 1/2 inch over from the cut made in step 1, and make another cut lengthwise, from the top of the cup to the bottom.
3. Continue repeating the process, working all the way around the cup.
4. Unravel a length of green yarn from the skein.
5. Slip the loose end of yarn into a slit in the cup. The free end of the yarn should appear inside the cup. Slide the yarn downward until it is positioned between the cut and the base of the cup.
6. Hold the yarn in place with a finger. With a free hand, slip the yarn over the next slit, and then under the slit that follows. Essentially, this process involves weaving in an over/under pattern.
7. Repeat Step 6 approximately 10 times, making a 1-inch-wide band of yarn around the base of the cup.
8. Snip the yarn to free it from the skein. Tie a knot in the yarn and tuck it into a slit in the cup.
9. Unravel a length of white yarn from the skein. Slip the loose end of yarn into a slit in the cup. The free end of the yarn should appear inside the cup. Slide the yarn downward until it is positioned over the green yarn.
10. Repeat Steps 6 to 8, alternating between green and white yarn, making 1 inch bands, until the yarn touches the top of the cup.
11. Weave the last piece of yarn over and under the slits on the rim of the cup. While weaving, apply hot glue to the cup to hold the yarn in place.
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12. Snip the yarn to free it from the skein. Glue the free end of the yarn to the cup to finish.
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