A simple gift idea
H and I have been working on a fun project together this month. He’s been making drawings for me and I’ve been transferring his drawings onto mugs. I paint the image on with bake-on ceramic paint and when the mugs are done baking the image is permanent.
We found the plain white mugs at a few different thrift stores and paid about 50 cents a mug. I researched the various ceramic paint pens out there and decided to go with this paint, which comes in a little 2 oz squeeze bottle instead of a pen that can dry out and get clogged. Plus, it was only $3.50. I painted all of these mugs and barely used half a tube.
H and I really had a great time working on these. He has never cared much for drawing or even scribbling and gets easily frustrated when he can’t transfer the ideas in his head to paper. But he worked really hard on these and I think it has sparked a greater interest in drawing and writing. Not long after we finished these mugs he wrote his name on his own for the first time.
It only takes 48 hours for the paint to dry before baking, so there’s still time to paint some mugs for last minute gifts!
Wishing you a peace-filled holiday season, however you choose to celebrate.