School Vacation Survival Guide Cont

Activity 5: Easy Decorative Mugs 

Here's the thing about many of the crafts you make with your kids: after a while you've got nowhere to put them! But this craft will have the lot of you cooking up a craft that's useful as well as fun. Painting porcelain mugs is a rewarding activity that makes kids feel like they've created something that's a big deal.

What You'll Need:

  • a set of ceramic mugs, but these don't need to be store bought. Instead, this should be a cost-free "ingredient" raid the shelves of your house for mugs you wouldn't mind if your kids (and that would be easy to) paint over;
  • Pebeo Porcelaine 150 glaze sold at craft stores;
  • a watercolor brush;
  • pencil and paper to brainstorm design ideas.

How To: When you're ready, lay the mug on its side and apply glaze with a brush. Let the painted mug air dry for 24 hours. Set the glaze by baking the mug in a preheated 325 degree oven for 35 minutes.

Start Over:

Activity #1: Fun With Flowers
Activity #2: Be
Hometown Tourists (And Tell The Tale!)
Activity #3 Have a Makeshift Summer Day
Activity 4:Build a Birds' Nests for Beginners