Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
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colorful doodle "dad" ceramic mug

Doodle Dad a colorful ceramic mug this Father's Day.
Step 1
Total Time (Including Dry Time): 290 minutes (4½ 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 1½" of the mug.  
Step 3
Place letter stickers in a straight line underneath the artist’s tape. 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
Using Sharpie® markers in Black, Lime and Turquoise, fill in the space underneath the artist’s tape with doodles such as smiley faces, circles and dots; or add your own choice of shapes and motifs. Draw them right next to each other, without spaces in between. Continue until all the space underneath the artist tape and around the letters 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 slow to keep the stickers intact as you remove them.  
Step 6
Again using the black Sharpie® markers, 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 dishwasher.  
Step 8
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