CRAFT – Christmas Reindeer Handprint T-Shirt
Christmas Reindeer Handprint T-Shirt! 🙂
As you will know from my previous posts – I absolutely LOVE being creative with my eldest daughter (who is 4 in June). Now that I have two children, I find that craft is a great way to engage with her and keep her entertained when we have days at home with the newborn. On the run up to Christmas, we are making a variety of Christmas crafts, and so far have made Easy paper Christmas Trees, potato print baubles and now, a Reindeer Handprint T Shirt. Not only were all of these crafts realllllly easy to do, but look fantastic! They are lots of fun to create.
Here’s Erin in her finished Christmas Reindeer Handprint T-shirt design – she has her preschool Christmas party in mid December, and this is what she plans to wear! 🙂
To create your own you will need:
- A plain white tshirt (we bought a pack of 3 for £6)
- Fabric Paints in Red, Brown and Black (we bought tubes for £2 each from Hobbycraft)
- A potato
- A sponge or brush to apply the paint (optional)
Here’s how to make your own:
- Lay your t-shirt flat on a table or mat.
- Using the brown fabric paint, cover your child’s left hand using the sponge or brush until palm is completely covered.
- Stamp onto the left hand side of the t shirt. Be careful to try and keep the hand as still as possible, and remove from the tee in one swift motion. This ensures a nice clean print.
- Repeat the process on right hand side using your child’s right hand.
- Cut a potato in half to create a round circle stamp. Cover in red fabric paint and stamp into the centre of the tee to create a nose.
- Finally using your child’s (or your) finger, dab two finger prints above the nose to create two eyes.
- Allow to dry.
- Depending on the individual fabric paints you may need to iron. In our case, the tshirt is simply ok to wear and wash after 72 hours.
It really is as simple as that! My advice is to wash your hands as quickly as possible after the tshirt is complete as the fabric paints tend to get a bit cloggy on the hands and can take a while to clean up! 🙂
This approach can be used with lots of other designs using a potato as a stamp. We are going to experiment over the next few weeks! 🙂