I have been admiring the ink blot t-shirts Martha has been making. Wyatt happened to be next to me at one point and said "Mom, we can SO make these". I love that my kids think we can make anything. We can. Really, we can.
So we decided to make a few of our own.
Wyatt calls them "ink blob shirts". I like that name.
Of course opening the shirts up to see the results was by far the best part.
The test run with the three year old warranted a try with the older brothers. So, it was clear we needed to make a run to the thrift store for more plain colored t-shirts.
Which we did after lunch.Luckily we hit Salvation Army on 1/2 price clothing day.
Here's what we did...
INK BLOB T-SHIRTS
black fabric paint
several pieces of cardstock paper
fold one piece of the cardstock in half lengthwise first then, place it inside your t-shirt to keep the ink from running to the back side of the shirt. make sure the line down the center of the paper runs down the center of the shirt, it helps to secure the paper with masking tape
lay the t-shirt flat on a hard surface
cover half of the t-shirt with another piece of cardstock to focus their paint to one side of the shirt
let your little one put blobs of paint on the uncovered side of the shirt (it makes better blobs if they keep the paint toward the center of the shirt, but of course mine wouldn't listen to that part)
after the paint has been applied, fold the shirt directly in half and pat it down (or place a large book on the folded shirt for a few minutes)
let your shirt dry
New t-shirts for Spring...check.