Use your child’s fingerprints and paint to make a useful keepsake Father’s Day mug. This simple but adorable fingerprint Daddy & Me mug says it all! Great for Father’s Day or a birthday and perfect for taking to the office.
Fingerprint Daddy & Me Father’s Day Mug
When I originally created this Father’s Day mug project several years ago I used enamel paint and a toothpick as you will see in the step photos below. However, I am including a suggestion for paint pens in the steps and supply list. They are much easier to use!
SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
- White coffee mug
- Enamel paints: black, red, blue or pink OR paint pens
- Thin pointed paintbrush or toothpick
Helpful Crafting Tip:
- Acrylic paints will wash off this mug. However, if the mug will be used for decorative purposes only you may use acrylic paints and coat with acrylic sealer. Wipe clean with a damp cloth when needed.
- Check your local dollar store for inexpensive mugs.
- Personalize this mug even more by writing your dad’s first name on the other side.
How to make it:
Be sure that the coffee mug is clean and dry.
Use child’s thumb and red enamel paint to add the “daddy” figure on the cup. You can make the figure larger if it looks too small.
Use blue paint (or pink for a girl) and pointing finger to add the child to the cup.
Use a thin paintbrush to draw on legs and arms. Connect arms between characters so that they are holding hands.
Use a thin paintbrush to add hair.
Use a thin paintbrush to write “Daddy” above the characters and “& me” below the characters.
Bake your Father’s Day mug in the oven as directed on the back of the enamel paint bottle. You can also air dry, however, air drying requires many days as opposed to a few hours in a low temp oven.
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Fingerprint Daddy & Me Coffee Mug
- White coffee mug
- Enamel paints: black red, blue or pink OR paint pens
- Thin pointed paint brush OR toothpick
- Be sure that coffee mug is clean and dry.
- Use child's thumb and red enamel paint to add the "daddy" figure on the cup. You can make the figure larger if it looks too small.
- Use blue paint (or pink for a girl) and pointing finger to add the child on the cup.
- Use a thin paint brush to draw on legs and arms, connect arms between characters so that they are holding hands.
- Use thin paintbrush to add hair.
- Use thin paintbrush to write "Daddy" above the characters and "& me" below the characters.
- Bake mug in the oven as directed on the back of the enamel paint bottle. You can also air dry, however air drying requires many days as opposed to a few hours in a low temp oven.
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This project was created by Amanda Formaro, originally for Kaboose/Spoonful. Originally published on this blog on June 1, 2016.