Hello Dear Friends,
I just saw this on the DollarTree.com Value Seeker’s Club! I thought I would share.
How much fun for the children!! This is sooooo easy peasy, cute and affordable!! By the way, who would of known all those years I bought special and expensive “ceramic pens”. What a great idea!!
Finding a craft idea that’s easy for kids to make and that Dad will actually use is a tall order. Finally, your search is over and we have the perfect gift idea! This cool Father’s Day desk mug is practical and fun… and Dad will be sure to cherish it for years to come. He can use it to hold pens and pencils at his desk, catch loose change on his nightstand, or if he has a green thumb, grow a cool plant in it!
Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:
- White Ceramic Mug
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Permanent Markers (Sharpie® markers work best, but any permanent marker should work.)
- Cookie Sheet
Easy Step-by-Step Directions:
- Clean mug well and wipe down the outside with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
- Let the kids go to town drawing on the mug with the permanent markers. This project is meant for decorative use, but if you think Dad will want to use it for coffee, be sure to keep drawings away from where food or lips would come in contact with the cup (also, the finished mug should be cleaned only by hand).
- Place mug on a cookie sheet in a cold oven. Warm oven temperature to 350°F. Once the oven has reached 350°F, set the timer for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes are up, turn off the heat and let the oven and mug cool back to room temperature.
- Fill the mug with his favorite treats, tickets to a local game, or some candy and snacks (or other cool items) from Dollar Tree!
- This ideas is perfect for more than just Father’s Day… it also makes a great gift for the recent grad. Place the mug and markers on a table at the party and let guests leave well wishes for the grad. Simply follow the same baking instructions and the new mug is ready to go off to college!
- If mistakes are made, you can easily wipe them off (prior to baking) using a napkin or cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.