Crafty Kids | Valentine Mug
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!
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
freezer paper or newspaper
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.
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.
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.
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