Painting Valentines Shirts

My mother showed me an article in Family Fun Magazine called Adoily-able T-shirt. I liked the idea and wanted to try it with the girls.

The girls wearing their shirts

What you need for this activity: pre-washed t-shirt, doily, glue stick, newspaper, fabric paint, and foam stencil brush.

Shirts ready to paint,

I collected what items I had in the house and then bought some black shirts. My oldest picked out pink paint and my middle picked out red. I cleaned up the work area and got everything ready to use. I glued down the doilies so they were ready to paint. It became obvious after 10 seconds that the glue would not hold down well enough so I pinned them down as well. I also switched from newspaper to cardboard. These changes made it steadier for them to do.

I poured the paint onto paper plates and gave them instructions to cover the black areas with their paint. They went at it with a smile.

Painting the shirt

After a few minutes it was clear they wanted to paint the whole heart and not just the black areas. Soon the outer edge of the heart was painted as well.

Painting the shirt

When they were all done each was happy with their shirts. We pulled off the doilies and got a look at the finished product.

Finish product

The shirts dried overnight. The next day I covered them with paper and ironed the hearts to set in the paint. All three were excited to wear their shirts on Valentines day!

The girls wearing their shirts

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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