Thursday, July 7, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Etsy. They are printed on 65 lb cardstock and ready to be decorated. The openings for the eyes have been cut out and there are markings to indicate where you should use a small hole punch so that the ribbon ties (included) can be added.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
oil-based markers. They went on smoothly, dried quickly and passed my test of washing them by hand. I haven't tried them in the dishwasher yet. The children found that the pens are a bit hard to control on the slippery surface, but they didn't seems the least bit frustrated and some of the children are only three! Before they started we discussed how the drawing should extend all the way around the mug. They did tend to become fixated on one small area.
The coasters are travertine tiles that I found at Home Depot. Since they are a natural material, some of them are quite pitted or have broken corners or actual holes. I think it lends character to them, but wasn't sure how the children would react to the imperfections. They were not at all bothered. They stamped on the tiles using a permanent ink pad and also stamped a gift tag. We put little "feet" on the bottom with the type of craft foam that has a sticking backing.
Sunday, May 15, 2016