Cute DIY Mugs for Father's Day!
While this would be a great gift for any holiday/occasion, or even as a simple summer craft for the kiddos, with Father's Day just around the bend, we thought these DIY mugs would make a lovely project to work on with your kiddos! We've seen the idea floating around on Pinterest;
ceramic mug + Sharpie markers + bake for 30 minutes at 350 = custom mugs!
However, it wasn't until we stumbled across this tutorial from Having Fun at Home, that we realized it would make a great kids craft!
Of course, there are concerns that warrant extra supervision; the mug is breakable and a potential hazard if dropped, and Sharpie markers can leave marks on clothing, skin, and other items if not used carefully, but with direction, we're certain that your little crafters can handle the responsibility of using the craft items properly.
On another note, it might be a good idea for your kiddos to have a decorating direction/vision before actually putting marker to mug. We suggest providing them with drawing paper so that they can brainstorm ideas and then, once they've decided on the two elements they like best, have them copy the designs onto their mug! The resulting mug is sure to be a one-of-a-kind gift, smudges and all.
For the full craft tutorial, be sure to visit Having Fun at Home!