For Fathers Day we decided to make my husband a mug. We went to Michaels with a 50% off coupon and bought a creatology mug. It came with paints and everything! It was only $1.07.
One side has the drawing her was actually looking for on it (in sharpie), but homemade because it was more meaningful. The other side we just couldn't leave blank. It was asking for us to draw on it. Since the girls are really into superheros right now we printed off the superman emblem. With a box cutter I cut the details out. Then taped it to the mug and traced over it all with pencil.
When I finished I went over it in Sharpie so that when the girls went to paint it they wouldn't erase the markings. I followed the directions for baking (place in oven and put in right away while heating up for 30 minutes. then let it cool down in the oven)
When it came out of the oven part of the cheap sharpie version had come off on the other side. and after baking the black sharpie wasn't as clear as we would have liked, so we went over it again. That's when we decided to add "Our Hero" under the Superman logo and it will be re-baked on
We are going through a super hero phase now. I like it. It's a bitter sweet end to the baby stage,but nice. We decided she needed to have wonder Woman nails to go along with her new Wonder Woman Cuffs we quickly put together.
To make the nails we painted a white base, then a second yellow coat or yellow. We found that this makes the yellow stand out better than 2 yellow coats. With a toothpick dipped in red nail polish we drew stars onto the centers of each nail.
For the thumb we painted it red and added a white "W" onto it. It's the best I could get with a wiggly 6 year old!
the toes are blue with white stars (and polkadots) all over.