For quite a few recent holidays, I told everyone that the only thing I really wanted was a coffee mug. I was completely serious. Just a coffee mug, with a saying or design that fits who I am. What I love about these Kid-Drawn Mother’s Day Mom Mugs is that kids can make them completely personalized and unique, which also makes them super sweet and the perfect gift.
Hey dads, stumped on what to make mom for Mother’s Day? Does she love coffee? Then she’ll love these mugs! Even if she doesn’t love coffee, though I don’t know how that’s possible, she has to love some kind of drink. Maybe tea. Hot chocolate, even. These are the perfect mugs!
Make Mom a Hand Drawn Mother’s Day Mug Gift
To make our Kid-Drawn Mother’s Day Mom Mugs you will need a plain white ceramic mug as well as oil based sharpies in your colors of choice. Make note, the sharpies MUST be oil based.
You can also use a stencil to make the MOM on the mug, if you want that to be neater. It’d be cute to have the kids write it, too, though. This craft also involved placing the mug in an oven, so adult supervision and assistance is needed.
Mother’s Day Mom Mug Craft Supplies Needed
- Plain white ceramic mug
- Oil based sharpies – assorted colors
DIY Mom Mug Gift Step by Step Instructions
Start with oil based sharpies in your colors of choice.
If using a MOM stencil, carefully fill that in without applying too much pressure on the sharpie to prevent bleeding.
Then, let little ones create phrases or drawings on the mug. it is important to use oil based sharpies for the longevity of the mug for washing. You will now need to allow the mug to sit for 24 hours to completely dry.
Next, once the marker has completely dried and had time to sit, have an adult insert the mug into the oven. Don’t forget to peel off the label from the bottom of the mug before inserting in the oven. Turn the oven on to 350 degree for 30 minutes, then increase the temperature to 400 degrees for 15 more minutes. Turn the oven off and do not remove the mug until both the oven and mug have completely cooled.
Be sure to allow the mug to heat up and cool down with the oven. Do not preheat and do not take the hot mug out right away to avoid cracking. Also, the heat of the oven will alter the coloring slightly.
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More Mother’s Day Kids Crafts
Looking for some more fun craft ideas for Mother’s Day? Be sure to check out our Paper Strip Mother’s Day Award Ribbon, Mom Photo Card, our Mother’s Day Fingerprint Flower Bouquet, and this Egg Carton Tea Cup Card.