Looking for a last minute gift for the Disney Planes lovers in your life? DIY Planes to the rescue!
On Monday I realized we hadn’t come up with gifts for the kids’ teachers. It’s the last week of school so we had to get it done! I was talking to Ellie about what we should do and she suggested we make mugs. Smarty pants 4-year-old, that one. We had used a mug making kit from Starbucks as a gift for John for Father’s Day this year, and she remembered. That mug turned out great but it was only black and white, so when she had the idea I thought it might be fun to do it ourselves, and in color!
And thanks to this campaign, I tested our technique by creating a personalized Disney Planes mug for Ronin for Christmas. We are big fans of both films, and Ronin even carries a Planes Fire & Rescue backpack and lunchbox to school. His bedroom walls are lined with large Planes stickers too, so I knew he would love this gift!
Of course I also had to pick up a few new Planes toys to go with it.
Shopping Tip! Several Disney Planes toys are on Rollback right now at Walmart, including the Die-Cast Secret Hanger Meeting 3-Pack I purchased for $14.97. Also, the Disney Planes Flight to the Finish Speedway is on Rollback at $24.97, and Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Deluxe Talking Vehicle Assortment is on Rollback at $19.97. I even saw Planes Character Assortment die-cast set and the Disney Planes: Fire and Rescue Character Assortment die-cast set on rollback at $4.97. These single packs would make perfect stocking stuffers!
Yeah, I had to give it to him early. He caught me taking pictures for the post. Haha.
DIY Planes Personalized Mug
What you’ll need:
Pencil with Eraser
Plain White Ceramic Mug
Sharpie Oil Based Paint Markers:
Duct Tape or Painter’s Tape
This is a simple project that you can even easily do with your kids. Mine made mugs for their teachers this week with the same technique, after I tested out the process of course.
Step #1: Color the handle orange using the orange paint pen.
Step 2: Tape a around the bottom of the mug to create a straight line.
Step 3: Using the blue paint pen, draw a line around the bottom of the mug and remove tape when done.
Step 4: Fill in the blue at the bottom of the mug all the way around.
Step 5: Using a pencil, draw the basic outline of the Planes logo and your child’s name. The good news is that you can easily erase and start over at this stage if you make a mistake, so make sure your pencil drawing of the Planes logo and your child’s name is exactly how you’d like it before pulling out the paint pens.
NOTE: See these Planes Fire and Rescue Printable Coloring Sheets as a reference (and feel free to download for your kids!)
Step 6: Using the silver metallic fine paint pen, draw the outline of the Planes logo and fill in your child’s name.
Step 7: Fill in the logo with orange paint pen.
Step 8: After filling in the orange, outline logo and name with blue paint pen.
Step 9: Finalize remaining highlights. I did a cross but you can also do a star, which is on the logo from the original Planes film. I also highlighted the blue at the bottom with a line of metallic silver.
Step 10: Back of mug. Using pencil, draw the Jolly Wrenches logo on the back of the mug. Don’t forget you can easily erase to make this perfect, and you can refer to the downloadable coloring pages linked above.
Step 11: Fill in the logo with blue paint pen.
Step 12: Highlight with metallic sliver.
Step 13: Let mug dry for a few hours.
Step 14: Place dry mug in cool oven (do not pre-heat oven). Set oven to 350 degrees and bake with door closed for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes turn off oven but leave the mug in the oven until the oven cools down naturally.
Step 15: Remove cool mug from the cool oven and enjoy!
Please Note: Be sure to hand wash mugs when completed. These will not be dishwasher safe.
Planes DIY Mug: PIN for Later!
As I mentioned you can obviously use this technique for mugs of any design. I was so proud of the kids for making their lovely mugs for their teachers this week. They used stencils that I purchased at Michael’s and they turned out just great. So that’s definitely an option for your future projects.
Are your kids Disney Planes fans like mine? Have you gotten them a special Planes gift for the holidays?
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