There is a need for realistic prop beer mugs for drinking scenes in stage productions that will not break or spill liquid everywhere. There is always a tavern scene needing beer mugs or a cocktail party or grand ball happening in opera that needs champagne. Here is an easy technique to make realistic prop beer mugs that works really well.
A simple prop beer mug solution
Liquids on stage are a hassle and so is glass. Here is how to make non breakable, non spillable realistic prop beer mugs that will be ideal for your next tavern scene.
Get some acrylic beers mugs. There is a huge range of acrylic drink-ware available today that really look like glass. They are very useful for use on the stage.
Paint the inside wall of the acrylic mug with some orange/brown glass paint. Rosco make a good transparent paint called Colorine which comes in several excellent colours.
Cut a thin disc of stiff, clear transparency plastic and carefully hot glue it around the top of the paint line on the inside of the acrylic mug.
Fluff up some cotton wool and glue it to the top of the plastic inside the mug.
Voila! Beer mugs with a permanent head!