I've been wanting to make these for some time. I bought the paint and the freezer paper but hadn't gotten around to actually painting.
This past weekend, the two older granddaughters were here for a few days. I thought a perfect activity for us would be to make t-shirts. I had purchased pink t-shirts for the girls and my daughter washed them so we could paint them.
I cut out the design from Wall Decor and More. This cartridge is very creative, but the only image I've cut out is the dancer border. I set the Cricut to low pressure and 2 blade depth. I placed the freezer paper on the cutting mat, paper side down (the other side would not stick to the mat). I used my Gypsy to place the design on the mat, and reverse the image because it was cutting out on the back side of the freezer paper.
After cutting it out, I ironed on the negative of the design. Good thing there were only two little pieces to iron on besides the large negative of the design.
Kayla, my 5 year old granddaughter, chose purple to paint on the pink t-shirt. I gave her a sponge brush and I applied paint to the parts of the t-shirt that showed through the stencil. I told Kayla to dab (I was concerned that if she used a brushing stroke, it might pull up the edges of the freezer paper.) She did a great job. I went back and made sure all the t-shirt was covered with purple paint.
Then, it was Kerri's turn. She chose black paint for her pink shirt. She's only 2 1/2 and not as "crafty" as her older sister. I helped her paint the design and she seemed pretty happy with her painting.
We had lunch and by the time we came back to the craft room, the t-shirts were dry and I peeled away the paper. We were all very happy with the results. Here are the girls wearing their shirts!
Both of the girls are in dance class and can't wait to wear their shirts to class. They are already talking about more designs we can paint on shirts for them!
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