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Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

black and white doodle "dad" ceramic mug

Doodle Dad a new ceramic mug for Father's Day.
Step 1
Total Time (Including Dry Time): 230 minutes (3½ hours).
 
Project Note: Clean the mug thoroughly before you start, since fingerprints and smudges keep your drawings from being permanent. 
Step 2
Use artist’s tape to mask off the top 1" and bottom 1" of the mug. Mask off the 1½"-2" on either side of the mug’s handle in the same way. 
Step 3
Place letter stickers in the center of the taped rectangle. Make sure you have pressed down every curve and corner.
 
Tip: To make the stickers easier to remove, stick them briefly onto a piece of fabric and pull free. Repeat a couple of times and this will take away some of the stickiness. 
Step 4
With the black Sharpie® marker, start filling in the space inside the rectangle with smiley faces. Draw them right next to each other, without spaces in between. Continue until all the space within the taped rectangle has been filled.
 
Tip: Tuck a paper towel (or sheet of paper) under the hand you are writing with so you don’t accidentally smudge your drawing. 
Step 5
Let the Sharpie® drawings dry for at least one hour and then gently pull up the stickers. Start at the corners and go slowly, to keep the stickers intact as you remove them.  
Step 6
Again using the black Sharpie® marker, add some extra smiley faces on the mug handle.  
Step 7
Don’t forget to sign your masterpiece on the bottom of the mug! Use a red Sharpie® marker for the heart.
 
Tip: To make your Sharpie® marker drawings permanent, place the finished mug into a cool oven. Turn the heat up to 450°F and bake for 30 minutes. Without opening the oven, turn the heat off and let the mug cool completely (at least two more hours). Remember that sudden changes in temperature (like opening a hot oven) can cause the mug to crack; it is important to allow the mug to heat up with the oven as well as cool down with the oven. Remove the mug once the oven and mug are completely cool. For best results, wash with a soft sponge, rather than in the dishwasher.  
Step 8
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  • 809188537
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    Item # 10122737 
    $3.79
    • Color: Midnight
    • Size: Large
    • Color: Midnight
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    • Size: Large
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    Item # 10148576 
    $10
    • Color: Blue
    • Size: 60 yd
    • Color: Blue
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    • Size: 60 yd
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  • 845160372
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    Item # 10338068 
    $1.69
    • Color: Black
    • Count: 1
    • Color: Black
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