a t-shirt for baby - crafting with children


when i saw this cute craft project on the blog of sew liberated, i knew i wanted to give it a try here too! i bought a few fabric markers and a plain white t-shirt. i then covered a cutting mat that is about as big as the body of the shirt with douple sided tape and stuck it inside, pulling the rest of the shirt together with a few safety pins at the back of the cutting mat. i still had to help out with pulling the t-shirt tight against the mat from time to time, because otherwise it would have been very hard to actually draw on the fabric. but spencer did quite a good job holding the t-shirt himself, and he also realized that circles didn't work well, so he mostly drew lines :)



i pointed out that there were some empty areas left on the t-shirt, but he said he was done after drawing on the lower right side. he did the same with the t-shirt that i got for him to keep! he's in a silly phase when it comes to having his photograph taken, but i somehow got him to "pose" with both t-shirts...

9 comments:

swanski said...

Shy or not he is so cute in that pose. I used to love watching my kids create artwork. Great idea for a tee shirt!

Danielle Quarmby said...

That 'posed' shot cracked me up, these two-year-olds ;) Love it. Very cute idea too!

monsterscircus said...

Absolutely adorable! And a very great ide. Have a wonderful Day!

Tracey said...

What a cute idea and one I want to do here.
The wee one went through the same stage for awhile, thank goodness it doesn't last long.
xx

simona said...

cool artwork :) sounds like a fun project even i would like to try out!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

How cute! What a fun little project, I bet he loved it! I love his pose, so so cute!

KatEzat said...

Oh my! I wanna try myself!

barefoot mama said...

Precious! LOVE that first photo...too cute!

Ellen said...

I think he looks adorable with his head down, but I understand...my kids don't like having their pictures taken either sometimes.

Have a good weekend! I keep expecting to see a post about the new baby's arrival! (can't remember when you're due)

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