The 2013 National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 21-27 and it’s a perfect time to show your team how great they really are! I have to tell you, I have an amazing Children’s Ministry team — they work hard, have fun, and are always coming up with great ideas. That’s why I try hard to make sure they know how grateful I am to have them around. Here’s one project I recently completed to thank the team for their excellent service.
Memory Verse Mugs
- White mugs (I picked mine up at the Dollar Tree)
- Sharpie Oil-Based Medium Point Paint Markers, 5 Fashion Colored Markers (1770459)
- Cookie Sheet
What You Do:
I decided to write each team member’s favorite verse on the mug, so first I needed a super secret way to acquire his information. I sent around an email about a month before I started working on the mugs, asking for everyone’s favorite verse for a “special project” for our Wednesday night program. I’m not sure if this was actually a lie or not. 🙂
Once I secured everyone’s verse, I got to work writing them out on mug. I wasn’t crazy about the tips on the paint markers, to I gave the Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point a try, but I have since heard that these did indeed wash off after about 10 washes so I wouldn’t recommend it.
The paint markers took a little while to dry, which was nice for me because I could wipe off the mug and start again if I didn’t like how it turned out. After the writing was done, I put all the mugs on a cookie sheet and put them in a COLD oven.
Turn the oven on to 400 and then turn it off in about 30 minutes. Leave the mugs in the over until completely cool again.
Just FYI, I wrote the verse on the front of the mug and the Scripture reference on the back. Then, I filled the mugs with some little candies and chocolates and passed with them.
I’ve heard good things, so I hope everyone liked them!