Handprint Mugs for Mum

I was wandering around pinterest a couple of weeks ago, trying not to worry too much about Mother’s Day crafts for my cub scouts, when I saw an image of handprints on mugs from the corner of my eye. Perfect! I thought, easy to do, quick, and something cute for mum!

Source: hotmamanetwork.com via Cate on Pinterest

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In Australia, the paint equivalent is Pebeo Porcelaine 150, available at Spotlight for about $10 per colour. The pens are the same price as the pots of paint.

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I bought two colours of paint, turquoise and rose, but the rose was too runny to give a clear impression on the cup (and smeared very easily) It washed off hands, cups and the brush very well with soap.

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The paint needs to dry for 24hrs, then get baked for 35min in a low oven (150C/300F), then it is dishwasher safe.

It took about 20min to do prints for my 6 cubs, including washing up the table!


Cate Brickell (90 Posts)

Cate is a closer-to-forty-than-thirty SAHM of 4+2 kids, ranging in age from 15 to 3. She doesn't do housework, wastes too much time on facebook and pinterest, and is overwhelmed by the awesome blogs in her google reader. She loves taking online scrapping classes, learning about the scout movement (as a Joey/Cub leader), and has a purple front door. 2013 is all about CHOOSING the right path.


  1. This is such a great idea and great to use as a work coffee cup. More special than just the boring mugs with the company logo. I wish I had little ones so I could get something like this as a gift. I will just send it to my friends with kids.
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  1. […] a mug with your kids’ (or your!) handprints or fingerprints so it definitely has your mark on it. You can even use them as a starting point for further […]

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