Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Easy 4th of July T-shirts Kids Can Make

 What is it about Independence Day that makes people wanna wear t-shirts?  Seriously.  There's something so nostalgic about wearing a good old American t-shirt and some jeans on the 4th of July.  (Of course, it could also be that so many places sell them for less than $5 too)  Well, here's the easy DIY patriotic t-shirts we created last year when my girls really wanted to get festive on the 4th of July and it was too late to go buy a cheap shirt.

This is the DIY t-shirt my daughter made all by herself.  So easy!!!  

The story on this is that my two daughters really, really, really wanted to wear something patriotic for our neighborhood block party on the 4th of July.  The problem is, they didn't realize this until the morning of.  We had just recently moved in, and there was no way in the world I had even thought about the 4th of July, especially what we were going to wear.  BUT, my girls had because they were still in the process of making new friends and such and they wanted to be festive.  AND, since we had a little time that morning, we re-purposed some of our white shirts and made them festive.  Sweet Tween was able to make her own and I helped Baby Girl.  I missed getting this up for Memorial day, so I'm giving you plenty of time for the 4th of July so see what we did:

This is Baby Girl's tee that I made.  It's a no-sew patriotic t-shirt.  I cannot take credit for this one.  I saw this kind of thing all over the internet and Pinterest.  There's a great example over at Design Dazzle if you wanna check it out.

For Sweet Tween's tee she wanted stars and fireworks all over the back.  It's easy enough for kids to make on their own (sorry for the lack of pictures, I only had my phone camera that day):


White T-Shirt
Colored Permanent Markers (Like Sharpie)
A star shape (cut out of card stock or foam)

Step 1

Place the shirt on a table with something in between the two layers, such as a book, so the ink does not seep through to the other side.

Step 2

Place the STAR shape where ever you want and trace around it using a marker.  You can make lines all around it that are "shooting" from the star so it looks like a firework.  See the examples on the picture below.

And that is all you have to do! It's a great way for kids to make their own t-shirt.  It's quick and easy and patriotic!


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1 comment:

  1. That's a great idea, because it's cheaper and they probably like it better than something you'd go buy at the store.


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