Monday, December 19, 2011

Kids Reindeer T-Shirt Craft

Pix from Factory Direct Craft Blog

I have done kids crafts like this in so many ways for different seasons. They come out so precious and parents and kids go nuts for them! Well, who wouldn't? Practically anything made from kids hand or footprints seem to be a snapshot of their youth. They grow so fast, don't they? So, with much ado, here are the materials you will need.

Materials for Kids Reindeer T-Shirt Craft
  • One plain t-shirt or each child
  • Long clothes line and clothes pins
  • Dark brown acrylic paint fabric medium to mix with the paint
  • Fabric adhesive
  • Newspapers
  • Wiggle eyes
  • One red pompom 
  • Wet towel
  • Paper plates
  • Deep wash bin with small amount of soapy warm water
  • Optional (at least two parent volunteers)
The Set Up: Put up a clothes line in the classroom and keep the clothes pins ready, depending n the number of kids the craft can take up a lot of space! Mix the paint with the fabric medium and pour a small amount on a paper plate. Spread newspapers on a large table and get towels and a wash bin ready. I like to keep the bin and towels under the large table-it makes for an easy clean up!

The Procedure: Have child take off one shoes and sock. They will be using both hands for the project. Help the child dip both hands and a foot in the paint and press it strategically on the t-shirt, then help the child wash up in the bin. Of course, if you have some volunteers, multiple children can be done at one time.
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After each shirt is completed hang them on the clothes line. They will need time to dry (24 hours)
After they are dry the children can glue on the wiggle eyes and the pom pom nose. Give it more time to dry on the clothes line. One thing I had done to make the process go faster was have a child hold a blow dryer on the fresh glued pieces (with direct supervision, of course).

Voila! Your finished! You can wrap them in a kid decorated bag or large sheet of paper the kids made. I guarantee it will be a hit!


5 comments:

devis said...

Wow.. Nice t-shirt. It's material is quality. In this post colour use is Beautiful with bag.

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Barbra 'the Bloggess' Stephens said...

Thanks, Coloring Pages!

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