Little man and I went to the store today and bought three t-shirts (Nick wanted to make one too), some regular chalk and a bleach pen. That's all you need for this project. We brought the shirts home and rinsed and dried them (in case of buggies)-Yes we bought them at a thrift store but I'm a thrifty mamma and they were in perfect condition.
|Nick contemplating what he wants to draw|
First, I cut cardboard to put inside the shirts (we didn't want the bleach to bleed thru) and then we took chalk to draw a template of the design we wanted on the shirt.
|This is Maries's shirt with chalk template|
|Nick's shirt. He wanted a picture of him and Sam.|
|Sam's is a tough guy.|
When the shirts look like they've discolored to my liking I took out the cardboard. You need to be really careful doing this. I didn't think about the shirt folding over on itself and getting bleach on parts you don't want bleach. I carefully rinsed them out in the sink, washed and dried them. Now Nick's is ready to wear and Sam and Marie's are ready to wrap for Sunday!
|Nick in his new shirt. L-R, Iron Man, Sam, Nick.|
This is a great project for shirts that may already have small bleach splatters on them. I wore a navy shirt while doing this project and have a small bleach spot on my shirt... I guess I'll have to make one for me now. ~grin~
These are so fun and easy!
Nick drew his chalk template all by himself and I helped him (hand-over-hand) with the bleach pen.
We worked together on Sam's.
And I did Marie's- Nick didn't want to do a "girlie" shirt.
I'll add pics of Sam and Marie with their shirts after the party.
Thank you so much to the mamma's over at Homemade Mama's http://www.homemademamas.net for such awesome ideas.
Ok, now no one ruin the surprise for Sam and Marie.....