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Posted by Vickie Howell on December 27, 2009 at 8:31 PM in General Crafts
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Happy post, Chrikwayuleukkah!  Looking for a little something to keep your kids busy during the remaining days of their winter vacation?  I thought so.  That's why I'm jumping on for a quick "hello" in between regular articles, to share I project I used to occupy my own boys during a vacation past.

I don't know about you but when it comes to kid clothes shopping, I get many the request for one character shirt or another (Star Wars, Sponge Bob, Halo, etc.).  Recently however, I suggested that perhaps, my sons might want to draw their own versions of one of their favorites. This actually got them really excited--praise the crafty Gods! With a little persuasion and a pack of pens my boys created their shirts, their way: featuring Super Mario Bros. Ba-bomb guys. It was a good compromise if you ask me!


Plain, light-colored t-shirt
Tulip Fabric Markers
Cardboard (Recycled box pieces, work great!)
Clothespins and/or Masking Tape

1. Have your child sketch out their idea on a piece of scrap paper (optional).

2. Stretch t-shirt out over cardboard; secure with tape or clothespins.


3. Hand your little artist a pack of Fabric Markers and let him work his drawing magic, directly on the shirt.

With a little bit of time and almost no clean-up, your creative child has a wearable work of art that fits whatever his current, character fancy!


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