Today we are joining in a Paint-a-Thon by Emma Owl where you will find loads of fun painting ideas!
Since my toddler is all of a sudden superhero obsessed, we decided to paint some superhero t-shirts! Obviously, a girl needs a pink one, hence superwoman!
This is a real easy way of fabric painting, my 2.5 year old made his own shirt as well, and is very proud of it(early morning pic here before school)!
- Plain colour t-shirt
- Printed superhero logo(I got this Superman one here)
- Contact paper
- Fabric paint
- Peg and sponge or brush
Stick the logo right side up onto the contact paper, leaving enough space around it:
Now use a craft knife and cut it out like the image above.
Stick the logo with strips of contact paper or Sellotape to the t-shirt, and add the border too:
The contact paper around the border will help your kids to stay within the lines without getting paint outside of the border, and it keeps it in place too!
Use a peg and sponge to press the paint all over the open spaces. It is important to press and not brush(the paint will go under the template making smudges). I helped my 2.5 year old a little bit here:
But my 5 year old did it all by herself:
Wait for the paint to dry before you pull off the template. Then iron on the inside. For around 3 minutes so that the paint will set.
You could define the logo more by outlining it with a black outliner, but we like this effect more.
Have fun painting your own shirt and being a superhero!
Remember to a check out all the awesome painting ideas shared, start here!
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My son will love this print! Thank you.
Manco Painting says
Haha! Nice! Love it!