Need a last minute valentine t-shirt? Or a shirt with a certain color on it for “color day” at school? Or a special shirt for a birthday or any other holiday? Just grab some fabric markers and an old t-shirt and let your kid do the rest! They will be so proud to wear a shirt that they made themselves!
- Put a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt, so the markers won’t bleed through. An unfolded cereal box works nicely for most kid shirts.
- If your child is a perfectionist, they might want to draw some trial designs on paper first. When they are happy with their design, they can copy it onto the shirt.
- Hold the t-shirt while they draw so it doesn’t move around so much.
- Heat set the t-shirt by ironing the reverse side of the design for 5 minutes or put it in the dryer for 30 minutes on the hottest setting.
- If they want to add more later, no problem! They can fill the whole shirt with pictures, patterns, and words! Just remember to heat set the t-shirt again before you wash it.
- fabric markers
Time investment: 5 minutes or as long as they want to spend on it
Difficulty: Babies can do it. If you let them have markers. And if they have a flair for design.