Last Christmas, the kids and I discovered this fun craft that is so simple! They made coffee mugs for all their grandparents and aunt and uncle, and a platter for the other aunt and uncle who are newlyweds. Their sweet drawings were a big hit. This gift is sentimental, adorable, and inexpensive – you can’t beat that!
Here’s what you need:
- Plain ceramic mugs, plates, or whatever else you want to color on
- Oil-based Sharpie paint pens
- an oven
Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Have kids draw on clean mugs/dinnerware however they want. You will want to prep the paint pens since they take a minute to get going, but then the kids can do the drawing themselves.
Bake your mugs/dinnerware in the oven for 30 minutes. Let cool.
THAT’S IT! Seriously!
These should be dishwasher-safe, too, although I haven’t tested that hypothesis.
Do you have a favorite easy gift for kids to give?
[Craft inspiration from Glued to My Crafts.]