On Friday, my little man was off school because he’d had a 24-hour immersive experience about WWII at school. We spent the day together just relaxing, doing some crafts and Crevette decided to write a blog post about the easy mug art we spent the start of our morning on. Over to you, Crevette!
Hi! I’m taking over mum’s blog and today I will be showing you a bit of easy mug art, or how to paint a porcelain mug in minutes.
Today I’m at home because I slept in school and we learned about the Blitz. We did lots of activities and ended up going to bed at 2 a.m. and we were given Friday off. So today me and mum are making crafts, taking photos and having a good time. We thought we could turn our easy mug art activity into homemade Christmas presents and we made four of them: one for my friend Polly, one for my teacher, one for my grandma and one for my great-grandma.
This is a good gift that is quick, easy and fun to make and an easy craft to do when you are bored. I used large porcelain mugs and Baker Ross Christmas Deco Paint PENS. I recommend them because once you have the pens, you can do all sorts of crafts with them. I find the mugs we made super cute and you don’t need to be an amazing artist to do this little bit of easy mug art. Let’s get started!
What you will need:
Plain porcelain mug(s)
Porcelain paint pens
Wash and dry the mugs.
Start by folding your paper and cutting half of a shape on the folded edge.
Stick the double sided tape onto your shape.
Stick the shape onto the mug.
Paint little dots around the shape.
Add different colours until you are happy with the result.
Leave to dry for a few minutes then peel off the shape template.
Write a little message or name in the gap.
Leave to dry for 4 hours and then place in a non-preheated oven at 160ºC for 90 minutes.
If you like decorating your own mugs, check our easy fingerprint art on a mug:
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