Making a drinking glass out of paper

I was at an airport a couple of months ago with my parents waiting for a late night flight. My Mom had to take some medicine and all the shops selling bottled water were closed and the nearest water fountain was barely visible… probably about 100 meters away. And I didn’t want my Mom to have to get up and walk over to the water fountain. So I used some of my childhood Origami skills to fashion a glass for her out of paper. I was reminded of this today when reading “No Snack Cup? No Problem.” on Wired’s Geekdad blog. (Yes, I was quite proud of my paper water glass. :-))

I highly recommend the Geekdad blog, it’s kind of like Make Magazine but with training wheels (and no soldering irons) and you definitely don’t need to have any children to enjoy it.