Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Coloring Book T-Shirts

Housewife Eclectic: Coloring Book T-Shirts
Whenever the grand kids all get together at my mom's house, one of their favorite things to do is make coloring book t-shirts. These t-shirts are perfect for just about any age that can trace a simple drawing. It keeps the younger kids occupied coloring and the older kids love the chance to have a personalized t-shirt that they made all by themselves. 

You will need:
  • a plain white shirt
  • coloring books
  • masking tape
  • a piece of cardboard or foam core
  • fabric markers

Housewife Eclectic: Coloring Book T-Shirts
 Pick a coloring book page that your child wants to duplicate. Tape the coloring page to the foam core or cardboard. Slide the cardboard inside the shirt and tape the shirt to the cardboard. This will keep the picture from sliding around while you trace it.

Trace the picture onto the shirt using a black fabric marker. After the picture is traced, coloring in the shirt just like you would any other coloring page. Make sure to use fabric markers so the picture will stay after many washing and wearings. I love the Sharpie fabric markers, you can find them here.
Housewife Eclectic: Coloring Book T-Shirts
After your child is done coloring the picture, remove the shirt from the cardboard and it is ready to wear. The kids love the shirts and I love that it is a completely electronic free afternoon! 
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Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

This is such a fun idea!! My daughter would love it!

Lorene Nance said...

Such a fun idea! We definitely need to do this.

Kimber Matherne said...

What a fun idea! I know my little guy would have so much fun coloring one!

Leanne said...

What a cute idea! I see a project for my grandkids! And no I'm really not old enough to have grandkids! Pinning!

Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

Oh my goodness, my boys would go crazy over this. I'm going to have to try it!

Jesseca said...

This looks so fun and easy to do! Dax is already picking out what he wants on his shirt!

Jonie Marie said...

So cute! I love this idea!

Holly {Bits Of Everything} said...

My kids would love this. I'm adding it to our summer to do list!