Introduction: Coffee Cup Sleeves

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How to make those sleeves that you find at some cafes that keep your fingers from getting too hot, out of a used coffee cup

Step 1: Roll the Lip

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Roll back the top edge of the cup with your thumb until it is flat. Just put the tip of your thumb below the lip and slide backwards.

Step 2: Continue Rolling

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Until it looks like this:

Step 3: Insert Finger

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Between the cup and the sleeve, there is a gap. Push your finger in here to separate the cup and the outer sleeve.

Step 4: Dislodge Adhesive

Slide your finger all the way around the cup until it is pretty much separated. There should be a line of glue down one side of it, don't worry if it gets slightly ripped.

Step 5: Push Cup Out

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Put the base of your hand at the bottom of the cup and slide your fingers down the side. It will resist for a moment, but you should soon be able to slide it off.

Step 6: Finished!

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You now have a sleeve that will keep your fingers cool, or by cutting a handle will allow you to  carry drinks without burned digits!


CamillaLuvzMusic (author)2011-06-18

Coffee liiieeeeees. Smells soo good...tastes soo bad...

Dude! Coffee, when it is made to the correct standard, is delicious

happyjo (author)2011-02-02

Cool! :D

scoochmaroo (author)2010-09-20

Ha! I thought you were saying OK to Pie! I will always say "Kai" to pie.

St Jimmy (author)scoochmaroo2010-09-21

Pie is always OK

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Bio: Music is my main hobby. I like making things in general and dismantling and remantling everything. I like to know how things work.
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