DIY ITEMS NEEDED
Baby: Tee Shirt | Child’s Hand (for tracing) | Non-Toxic Paint | Piece of Paper | Freezer Paper | Pencil | Razor Knife | Iron | Fabric Paint | Piece of Cardboard | Sponge Brush
Toddler: Tee Shirt | Child Hand (for painting) | Fabric Paint
Sunday will be Cody’s first Father’s Day so I wanted to do something special for him. I’m getting him a big gift, but I also wanted Hazel to “make” something for him. I did a lot of brainstorming and finally came up with this hand print tee shirt idea. Let me tell you, I had a lot of failed attempts before I finally figured out the best method. Ha! I knew if I tried painting her hand and placing it on the shirt, we’d ruin about 5 shirts before finally getting a good one, so I tried to trace her hand while she was sleeping but she woke up, and I tried doing it when she was awake but she moved to much. After a few fails, I finally figured out a super easy way to do it and I think it turned out perfect!
STEP 1: Paint your babies hand with non-toxic paint and place on a piece of paper to get a handprint. Once it dries, trace the handprint onto the matte side of freezer paper.
STEP 2: Cut out the hand print with a razor knife to create your stencil.
STEP 3: Iron the freezer paper stencil onto the tee shirt (shine-y side down).
STEP 4: Place a piece of cardboard in the middle of your shirt to prevent the paint from leaking through to the back side of the shirt. Dab the fabric paint onto your stencil with the sponge brush.
STEP 5: When the paint has dried, peel off the freezer paper, and TA DA!
STEP 1: Paint your child’s hand with fabric paint.
STEP 2: Have your child place their hand on the shirt to leave a hand print. TADA!
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