I posted previously about this idea for homemade mugs and it just seemed like a great gift idea.
I went to Goodwill and picked up two white mugs and for family night we set to work. Luckily my husband has a collecting bug so we had basically every color of permanent marker available on the market. In the original post I got it from they just used black markers but I thought color would be more fun for the boys.
I also took some creative liberties with the directions and instead of using carbon paper to trace the pattern on the mug I used masking tape and a scrapbooking cutter dealie (not really sure of the official name of the thing, a razor blade I guess) and cut out the letters to create a negative space cutout of the letters we were doing.
(does that make sense?) I figured that would make it easier for my little guys (3 1/2 yrs old and 18 months) to keep things looking like letters. It worked like a charm and they just colored to their hearts' content and then we peeled off the tape and there were the letters.
It was a fun project and I think my little C had a great time doing it. Highly recommend this activity.