Welcome to Tuesday are "For the Kiddos". Tuesdays is when I am going to be showing crafts done just for kiddos. Today is the direct result from all the freezer paper craze happening in the blogoshpere. I wanted to make a T-shirt for my boys and was feeling a little springy/Eastery and this is what came of it all...plus it totally fits with my boys...
Chicks Dig Me Tee
What you'll need:
t-shirt in a color you like
1 bottle of coordinating permanent fabric paint ( I used tulip brand from craft store)
foam craft brush
chicks dig me pattern (reduced or enlarged to fit shirt)
cardboard (I use a cereal box)
a little ladies man
Print off pattern.
Outline pattern with a black marker so that it is easter to trace.
Lay a sheet of freezer paper, shiny side down, on top of pattern.
Here's the labor intensive part...cut out pattern with exacto knife. Then lay the pattern pieces like so...make sure to keep tiny pieces. Using a warm, dry iron (on silk setting with steam function off) iron the freezer paper pattern, again shiny side down, onto your t shirt. Make sure pattern is firmly in place.
Cut a piece of cereal box to fit into your shirt to keep the paint from bleeding through.
Grab your paint...you will need almost the entire bottle...if you buy the smaller one. The paint will be way more than the little dab I have shown in the picture.
Start applying to your shirt. Apply one coat evenly. Then repeat with how ever many coats needed for desired coverage.
Follow instructions on bottle. It will need to lay flat and dry for about 4 hours. I pulled off the larger pieces of my pattern after about 10 minutes. After about an hour, I pulled off the tiny pieces. Freezer paper will come right off, use tweezers for smaller pieces like the letters.
Find your little ladies man and strike a pose...
Sometimes a playah...
But no matter what, he can always say..."Chicks dig me"