Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tweet Tweet T-shirt
For Father's Day Ella and I decided (OK, I did the deciding) to make Ben a special T-shirt. I was inspired by this tutorial from crafty-mama Danielle - SO easy and fun! I tried to come up with a pattern that Ben would be open to wearing and that symbolized that father-daughter deal. I cut out the pattern and Ella did the finger painting. I liked the baby and daddy bird theme, and Ben wore his shirt while traveling by plane, so I think it was a success!
I should note that with such a young (and super-oral) one, this project took 2 adults and 1 baby...and there was still a bit of paint in the mouth at the end. Also, I did not have newsprint and instead used a larger sheet of contact paper. Word to the wise - do not skip the newsprint if you are doing this with a kiddo, they do not care if you use a larger piece of contact paper and will manage to get paint outside the protected area. Finally, I encourage you to strip down your kiddo prior to taking on this project - makes clean-up a snap! I'm excited to make more shirts (and pillowcases!) for our home with this fun and easy method!!