Saturday, April 18, 2009

Birthday Fun

For Carl's birthday, we had a few kids over for a belated celebration. As part of the festivities the kids got to create their own t-shirt design, following Amanda Soule's freezer paper stenciling technique from "The Creative Family."

We didn't have freezer paper, so we used parchment paper instead. It didn't have the sticky effect that ironing the freezer paper does in her instructions, so we just used a bit-o-duct tape. The kids drew their designs with a pencil on the paper and I cut them out with an X-acto knife. Using fabric paint and stencil brushes, they painted in their designs.
We let them dry in the sun in the porch for a while while they played in the yard and each child left with a new shirt and a big "I-did-it-myself" grin on their face.

No comments: