So after being inspired by some pinterest over-achievers on the interwebs, I whipped out a few supplies I already had in my home to create these little numbers. And they are cute, if I may say so myself. 🙂 What’s even nicer is that this craft is VERY simple, and quick. So much so, we could fit it in before dinner!
All you would need:
1. Cotton T-shirt(s)
2. Fabric paint (in any color you choose)
3. Pencils with rubbers on, at the back (traditional or the clicker will do)
4. Cardboard (to stick inside the t-shirt so that color doesn’t transfer
5. Smaller bowl(s) (to decant some fabric paint into – lest you are a brave
soul who thinks your toddler is not going tip that large container of
permanently marking paint)
6. A bunny rabbit template/silhouette of your choice (google is full of them! I printed mine out on normal paper, which goes at about R2-R4 a page at your local print store, if you dont own a printer.)
9. And two little eager lovelies who will probably make this exercise
messier and tricky than could be expected. As per normal.
I prefer cutting the bunny silhouettes out without the help of my kids- thank you. Because doing it with them, may mean :
a) we never actually get to the craft itself.
b) I’ll be screaming watch your fingers about a billion times – thereby
destroying any stress busting crafting normally brings to me.
c) I’d be repeating “give your sister a chance” ad nauseum.
So for the sake of time and my sanity, I just cut it out while Daddy distracts them.
As for the pencils, that shall be used as stamps, you could carve a shape into that rubber if you so desire, ya know! A nice flower, triangle or star if you’re up for it. Or be like me, and not do a single thing to it, and use as is. I left it as a round little stamp, and the effect was enough for me. (But a flower would really be sweet!)
Once your t-shirts are nicely pulled over the cardboards, stick your rabbit silhouette down on your t-shirt with prestik. Make sure the edges of the rabbit are well secured to t-shirt, as you dont want paint to go under the rabbit.
Now, once your rabbit is secured to your t-shirt, your paint is decanted, and pencil-stamps are ready and at hand,release your little artists!
I started off showing them just a few stamps and left them to it, and they did a great job, if you ask me.
Leave the template stuck to the t-shirt until paint dries. That could just be an hour, depending on the weather. But for safety’s sake, I normally just leave fabric paint to dry overnight.
And this is how they turned out!
And big beast is eager to don her “self-made hand-made” t-shirt to her Easter party at school tomorrow!
I really cant stress how easy this was.