How to make a gorgeous Easter Mug { guest post }

Prepare yourself for an overload of Easter crafts, activities and recipes as we end this Easter craft series with a bang! We’ll be sharing a new craft every day until Sunday!

Today’s guest post is written by my beautiful friend Cathie from Melbourne Epicure.  Many of you will know her as the best baker around and she shares many of her delicious recipes on her blog, the generous soul that she is.  Cathie and I share a love of all things craft and parties and she has been kind enough to share an adorable Easter activity that she did with her children.

Bunny Thumbprint Mugs
I absolutely love using the kid’s handprints and footprints to create art, it’s something that just says childhood to me.  
Maybe it’s my childhood memory of finger-painting or maybe just because it’s cute.
Here’s a little quick craft we did with the kids for Easter.  
It really is quick and can make a perfect last minute gift.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Cup or plate
Ceramic paint
Ceramic marker
A few little thumbs and fingers!

What to do:
Using your paint brush, paint your child’s thumb and index finger.

Gently press onto mug first with their thumb and then with their finger.  Allow to dry.
Continue until you have as many bunnies as you’d like.

When the paint has dried, paint on some bunny tails with white paint.

Allow to dry and then draw on the bunny ears.

Follow paint manufacturer’s instructions on bottle on setting paint.

There you have it, just in time for someone special this Easter.
Thanks so much Cathie – so adorable!

This post is part of an Easter craft series here on the blog.  If you’d like to see more posts from this series, just click on the pic below.

A Father’s Day Craft – The Mo Mug

This week at MOPS we made moustache mugs for Father’s Day.


Mugs were only $1 from kmart and I found these awesome porcelain pens here that you just draw on and you’re done.  No baking required!  You just let it dry for three days (although it is dry to touch quite quickly) and then it is dishwasher safe.  Easy!

I don’t trust my drawing skills at all so I printed out a free moustache printable, cut out the mo shape, traced around it with a pencil onto the mug and then used the porcelain pen.  I can’t seem to find the free printable that I used, but I’ve just come across this one that has a whole of lot of different shaped moustaches made especially to use on mugs!  

Teamed up with this free printable card from One Charming Party I think it makes the perfect Father’s Day gift!
In searching on pinterest (yes, I am addicted) I came across lots of fantastic and simple designs for using porcelain pens on mugs and plates.  I’d love to give these a try next.  These pens are obviously nice and easy for kids to use as well.

The kids have all been to their obligatory Father’s Day stalls at kinder and school.  Always makes me smile what they bring home.  

Are you all sorted for Father’s Day?

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