Creative Prompt #230: Cup

Cup half full

measuring cup

America’s Cup

Cup of Joe

cup of coffee

Keurig – single cup coffee brewers

Columbia University Press

Pudding cup

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (yum!)

Stanley Cup

loving cup

to-go cup

Children’s cup is a humanitarian and spiritual aid organization. It has feeding programs, medical treatments, and orphanages for hurting people around the world.

Cup o’Noodles

Stacking cups (toy)

Ryder Cup

Quidditch World Cup

Coffee cup


Definition #1: “The cup is a customary unit of measurement for volume, used in cooking to measure liquids (fluid measurement) and bulk foods such as granulated sugar (dry measurement). Actual cups used in a household in any country may differ from the cup size used for recipes; standard measuring cups, often calibrated in fluid measure and weights of usual dry ingredients as well as in cups, are available.

As a result of the fact that the imperial cup is actually out of use and the other definitions differ hardly (±3%), the U.S. measuring cups and metric measuring cups may be used as equal in practice.

No matter what size cup is used, the ingredients of a recipe measured with the same size cup will have their volumes in the same proportion to one another. The relative amounts to ingredients measured differently (by weight, or by different measures of volume such as teaspoons, etc.) may be affected by the definitions used.” (Wikipedia)

Definition #2: “A cup is any of a variety of drinkware used to consume food or beverage.” (Wikipedia)

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.

In cooking:

  • Measuring cup, a measuring instrument for liquids and powders, used primarily in cooking
  • Cup (unit), a customary unit of volume and measure
  • A type of traditional English punch

In clothing

  • The cup of a brassiere, the part that covers the breasts
  • A protective cup in a jockstrap designed to protect the male genitalia

In mathematics, science and technology:

In music:

In other contexts: