I love creating personalised keepsakes with children and these DIY Butterfly and Flower Fingerprint Mugs are a fabulous homemade gift and guess what they are dishwasher safe too.
These DIY fingerprint mugs are a fabulous gift and would be perfect as a mother’s day gift or for grandma’s birthday. They are so simple to make and are super cute. When the boys were younger we made fingerprint mugs every year as teacher
DIY Butterfly and Flower Fingerprint Mugs
- Blank cup gift set
- Opaque Glass and Tile Paint
- Porcelain Paint Marker
- Baby wipes
- Paint brushes.
How to make DIY Butterfly and Flower Fingerprint Mugs
Either dip your child’s finger into the paint and stamp it once or twice on paper to ensure that the paint is not too thick or paint on to their finger using a paintbrush. Then carefully stamp it on the mug.
To start make sure your blank cups and tiles are clean and dry. When working with children it pays to have everything prepared and ready, so make sure you have baby wipes to clean little fingers and decant a small amount of each colour paint in to a palate or on to a plate.
For the butterflies we chose two colors, one for the top ings and one for the bottom wings.
Once the paint is dry then draw on a body and antenna with the paint marker.
if you make a mistake then as the paints are water based you can just wipe them clean with a baby wipe and start all over again.
The flowers are super simple, a fingerprint in the centre and then petals all the way around.
We made mugs and tiles. The main thing to remember is not to use the paint on areas you will fill with drink, so the outside only.
Once you have let the paint dry for at least 30 minutes then you need to bake them to set the colour (this will ensure they are washable even in a dishwasher at 50 degrees c). For this
The tiles had a cork baking which peeled off easily before we popped them in the oven and stuck back on.