Monday, June 28, 2010

4th of July Shirts

Can someone please tell me where the month of June has gone and how it is possible that this coming Sunday is July 4th?  

We couldn’t let the holiday go by without making some 4th of July crafts so I pulled up one of our favorite websites, Family Fun, and let the kids pick some fun things to make.   After a quick trip to Michaels, to get t-shirts we came home to start on our first project ~ Fireworks Shirts.  

What You’ll Need:


  • Plain t-shirts
  • Glittery fabric paint (we used red and silver)
  • Newspaper
  • Paper plates
  • Pipe cleaners

 What You’ll Do:

  1. Spread some newspaper down on the table.
  2. Place a piece of newspaper (we used construction paper) inside the t-shirt so the paint won’t bleed through.
  3. Create a fireworks stamp, for each color paint.  Arrange three or four pipe cleaners in a bunch, pinch the center, then bend the ends over your thumb and twist them together a few times, forming a loop. Spread apart the ends and bend up the tips.  (There is a video here if you want to see the instructions.)

  4. Dip the stamp into the paint and press it firmly onto the fabric.  IMG_2965

  5. When you are finished, hang the shirts (far away from little hands) so it can dry thoroughly.

Our finished shirts.  IMG_2968

Emily’s IMG_2969

Aiden’s   IMG_2963

The shirts turned out super cute and the clean-up was easy!

If you are a regular reader you know that Aiden likes to sneak off when Emily and I are working on projects together.  Today was no different.  I heard water sloshing and giggles coming from the bathroom.  This is what I found.   IMG_2966

Aiden sitting in the bathroom sink (in his swimsuit), giving his baby doll a bath.  He is going to be a good daddy some day!



Elle Belles Bows said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing

Davene said...

Aiden is so funny!! :)

I finally figured out the difference between you and I: I'm the kind of mom who looks at Family Fun and thinks, "Wow, that would be great to do!" but never, ever does it. You're the kind of mom who looks at it, thinks, "Wow, that would be great to do!" and actually does it! You boggle my mind. :)

Very cute shirts!

Pebblekeeper ~ Angie said...

Oh how fun! Maybe boy shirts could be Matches with flame? A Puck? Hee hee. :) I'll show these to the boys and see if we can make them. :) We have years of great fourth shirts in the scrapbooks!

Just an Average American Mom said...

Looks like a fun project!

Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

hehehhehehe love it!!! The shirts are super cute!! I also love love what Aidan was up too!

Jolanthe said...

I agree with Davene. :)

...and so says the stack of Family Fun magazine next to my couch. :)

Rebecca said...

Wow- these actually look like fireworks- very cool!

Kara said...

Great shirts and your little guy is adorable!

Tam said...

i love the fact that you are so totally fine with Aiden having a baby doll!

hope you guys have a great 4th!

Unknown said...

WHAT AN awesome and neat t-shirt idea!

Love it!

I love your son bathing his baby doll so precious!

Blessings and grace,

i cant decide said...

Those shirts are amazing!

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