It’s nearly Father’s Day, which means that hard working mothers everywhere get an extra day of work. Hoorah! So we decided to make a little personalised mug using Sharpie pens. My 4 year old spends every free moment drawing, she loves it. So I was pleased with myself when I had the idea to decorate a mug for her Daddy. He’ll love it, and it only cost £2. Boom!
Obviously 4 year olds and Sharpies would normally be a terrible idea so close supervision was needed to make sure she didn’t Picasso my table.
You will need:
- a cheap, clean, white mug
- Sharpie Pens*
- An oven!
*Apparently oil based sharpies are best for mug decoration, I just had regular which seems to have set pretty tough, but probably won’t take much hammering.
- Cover your surfaces and clothes. Then, with careful supervision, ask your tot to scribble their picture on the mug. They’ll probably be new to this, so if you wanted you could always practise with kid-friendly pens first, before washing off and starting again with the permanent ones. It can help if you hold the mug for your child whilst they draw. If they make a mistake, you can wipe the pen off as long as you’re quick.
Set the mug aside to dry for a few hours. Then pop the mug into a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 180 celsius and set the timer for half an hour. Then turn the oven off to let it cool down before taking it out the oven.
That’s it! Speedy present that makes everyone happy. Yay!