Recycled Camel Snack Cup {Tutorial}

Snack cups are such fun to use as a craft medium.


We get them for free when we go to our local grocery store and check out the sample table in the back.


On our last visit, my daughter brought her snack cup home after eating what was inside (trail mix) and we decided to recycle it as a hump for a camel. We just needed to add googly eyes and pom poms.



Snack cup
Googly eyes
Hot glue
Pom poms

My daughters started by drawing the outline of the blanket on the camel’s back with black marker.

She then used the other markers to color in the blanket design, including yellow tassels. After her design was done, she used brown marker to color the rest of the snack cup.

She wanted to make sure I showed you the khatam, the Arabic word for eight point star, she drew on the top.

I helped with this next step, since it involves the hot glue. We added two small pom poms on top of each other for legs. We then added two smaller pom poms and a large one for the neck and head.  Last was adding the googly eyes to the head.

Our cute camel is ready for an afternoon play date! We might need to g back to the grocery store for a playmate.

If you enjoyed this camel DIY tutorial, try your hand at one of these

Eid Camel Gift Bag Tutorial

Camel Fold-in Tutorial

Camel Coffee Cozy Tutorial

Freezer Paper Camel Tutorial

Or if you bought a big size bag of pom poms, use up more on these DIY tutorials

Pom Pom Kuwaiti Flag Tutorial

Pom Pom Sheep Tutorial

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more fun ways to make recycled art.



I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.