When it’s cold outside and something hot to drink sounds good, make some hot chocolate. Children love hot chocolate, and this simple craft project is a cute little way to hold a package of hot chocolate mix. Give it as a gift or a keepsake at the table along with the rest of the table setting. This simple winter art craft makes a cute decoration for any table or to hang as an ornament on the Christmas tree.
This easy craft project can be crafted by a toddler who is just learning to cut with scissors, with some help from an adult this little cocoa mug can be easily cut out. Older children can easily cut this out and assemble with no problem. This is a great project that can be personalized and made very easily. A party planner can make some of these with hot chocolate mix packets or flavored tea bags inside, and write a guests name on them to be placed at each table setting as a place card. For any party this easy craft can be a fun activity to put together for all ages. I have one with my daughter’s cute little 1st grade picture on it and I hang it on our Christmas tree.
Cocoa Mug Craft
Construction paper (any color)
Child safety Scissors
Scraps of wrapping paper, or magazine cut outs
To make the mug draw a simple outline on construction paper. You can use a real mug to trace around, or make up an easy design of your own. Each person will need two mug cutouts. Cut around the handle leaving a hole to put your fingers into, (like a real mug).
Lay the two mug cutouts on top of each other and glue only around the outer edges all the way around. You’ll be putting the hot chocolate or tea package inside the pocket so be sure and leave the middle open.
Add things to the front of the mug like a cute photo or a name written with big colorful felt markers. I have made these for Christmas time and added some small pieces of scrap wrapping paper along the top of the mug, and then sprinkled red and green glitter over a simple glue design.
Note: When I use glitter I always have on hand a big flat box so the glitter doesn’t fly everywhere. After the glitter is sprinkled on I then shake the excess back into the container it came in. I buy the wide mouth containers of glitter at the craft store. I hate wasting things.
Add the colored yarn to the handle so your mug can be hung.
Source: many years of personal knowledge and experience
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