Mug Cozy Activity

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Updated on Jan 30, 2012

Everyone needs to stay warm during the cold winter months, including your cup of cocoa! Make this winter mug cozy with your child when you're stuck inside on a cold day, to keep the chills away. This fast winter project is a great way to spruce up any mug or coffee cup and turn it into a home-made treasure. They also make great stocking stuffers!

What You Need:

  • Coffee mug
  • Recycled cardboard (like an old cereal box)
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Fabric or felt in assorted colors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Paint (optional)
  • Buttons (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Have your child measure the height of the mug, and then cut a long strip of the cardboard, with the same height.
  2. Wrap the cardboard around the mug, leaving a gap for the handle. If he wants, your child can cut a tab in the paper to fit around the handle.
  3. Have your child remove the cardboard ring and lay it on a sheet of construction paper. Trace it on the construction paper, and then cut it out and glue it to the top of the cardboard for a colorful cozy. He could also use paint to decorate it.
  4. Now it's time to think about his favorite winter wardrobe! He can draw a sweater design onto felt or fabric, and cut the shape out. Make sure it's small enough to fit onto the mug!
  5. Cut out and glue details to the sweater, like colors, cuffs and buttons.
  6. Carefully glue the sweater onto the cardboard, and let it dry completely.
  7. For an extra touch of winter, cut out snowflake shapes and glue these around the cozy.
  8. The last step is to roll the cardboard into a ring, and glue the ends together.

Now your coffee mug is ready to take on winter, wrapped in its sweater cozy!