I thought this was a fun craft to do with my kiddos. The older your kids the better it will look I think. I bought these shirts at Target on their clearance racks. I got my son’s for $1.78 and my daughter’s was only $4.88. I had originally picked out 2 shirts at the $4.88 price so that they would be the same but couldn’t quite justify the cost when I saw a shirt for only $1.78. I thought this was still boyish enough that my 5 year old wouldn’t feel weird wearing it.
What I used:
- white and black fabric paint (had)
- 2 paint brushes (had)
- different size heart-shaped cookie cutters (had). Right now you can get them in the $1 section of Target if you don’t have any.
- 2 shirts paid just over $6.60 for both
- Step 1: lay out shirts and fit with the right size heart. You can also use a print out and outline it for your child. I liked cookie cutter b/c you could keep it on the shirt during the actual painting to help keep them inside the lines. As you can see we had enough stray paint lines without letting my kids just wing it. As you can see while I was taking this picture my daughter did a big swipe at the bottom with white paint. I fixed it later and will show that picture later.
Step 2: I used a smaller heart cookie cutter and let my son paint those in using the black paint.
Step 3: I did the smiley faces, arms and legs.
Step4: Because I couldn’t stand the big whit spot at the bottom of my daughters shirt I did a row of small hearts to cover it up. I couldn’t fix all the random white paint strokes but I still think they are so super cute shirts.