DIY Butterfly and Flower Fingerprint Mugs



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.

DIY Butterfly and Flower Fingerprint Mugs

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 appreoication gifts, including robins, reindeers, bees, pigs and flowers.

DIY Butterfly and Flower Fingerprint Mugs

These DIY flower fingerprint mugs and coasters are a great keepsake craft and make a fab DIY gift perfect for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation gifts or for grandparents.

Materials:

There was so many amazing materials available on Homecrafts including some fabulous kits, but I was drawn to the paints., so thank you to them for providin g them to me free of charge.

Make these cute DIY Butterfly and Flower Fingerprint Mugs for a birthday, Mother's Day or DIY gift. These fingerprint mugs are a great keepsake craft and make a great DIY gift.

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.

Make these cute DIY Butterfly and Flower Fingerprint Mugs for a birthday, Mother's Day or DIY gift. These fingerprint mugs are a great keepsake craft and make a great DIY gift.

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.

Make these cute DIY Butterfly Fingerprint Mugs with matching coasters for a birthday, Mother's Day or DIY gift. These fingerprint mugs are a great keepsake craft and make a fab DIY gift.

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 paint you had to bake from cold and bring to 160 degrees centigrade for 30 minutes and then turn off the oven and allow it to cool with the mugs and tiles in it.

The tiles had a cork baking which peeled off easily before we popped them in the oven and stuck back on.

These dishwasher proof fingerprint mugs and matching coasters are a great keepsake craft and make lovely kids craft ideal for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation gifts or for grandparents.