Crafty Kids | Valentine Mug

by , posted on February 11th, 2013 in Kids DIY, Valentine's Day


Give a plain ol’ mug some love this Valentine’s Day. All you need is some paint. Once it’s done you can give it as a gift, or, be your own valentine and keep it for yourself!

You’ll need:
mugs – we picked ours up from goodwill for a $1 each
paint for ceramics – we used Martha Stewart brand and a Deco Art glass paint pen
paint brushes
freezer paper or newspaper



Step 1
Get your painting area ready. A taped down piece of freezer paper works great. We keep the shiny side up. You can also use newspaper or brown kraft paper.

Step 2
Get painting. Don’t paint inside the mug or where your mouth would touch the rim. Draw hearts, Xs and Os or whatever you like.

Step 3
Let the paint dry then follow the manufacturer’s directions for baking. Baking makes sure the paint won’t wear off. *Here are the instructions for the Martha Stewart brand paints: Let dry completely overnight. Then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Note: Place your mug inside the oven before turning it on so it can heat up gradually.

Step 4
You’re done! How cool is that? You can fill it with treats and give to your Valentine or enjoy a nice mug of tea or cocoa after school.

But wait! We have even more Valentine’s Day goodies for you:
Printable cards designed by Push the Envelope Studio’s Caroline Smalley
3 easy steps to throwing a kickin’ Valentine’s Dance Party
Cute little diy treat bags

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4 Responses to “Crafty Kids | Valentine Mug”

  1. wendy Says:

    February 11th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    love them!!

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Aww, thanks Wendy! The kids were proud of their mugs. Used them today after school as a matter of fact. Funny how something small can make them feel so big.

  2. Valentines Day Mug | Lesson Plans | Says:

    January 22nd, 2014 at 10:01 am

    [...] It’s not too late to create something wonderful with the kids. This project could be done to a plate, mug or platter. If you’re a Teacher have the kids bring a piece of white (or light) crockery in and create something wonderful for the parents. Print out a “how to bake” card and a “care” card and let the parents finish them off at home. For more beautiful photos and adorably styled kids visit Classic-Play. [...]

  3. Madalyn McArthur Says:

    January 23rd, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    What a great idea! I love the girl, she looks so studious : )

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