Hopefully I'm not too late posting this... you still have one day left if you're looking for Canada Day t-shirt ideas.
So last year as you all know, I made these shirts for my kids. Well this year, I decided to do a little bit more a keepsake shirt.
So grab your supplies. (forgive my pictures, it was late at night, and I had kids running around my ankles and I was stressing about them working out okay)
White t-shirt, red paint, plate, piece of cardboard (or recyling in our case)
Put the cardboard between the two layers of shirt so that that paint won't bleed onto the back.
Pour red paint onto plate and coat child's hand in it.
(I used my finger to make sure paint was even on Ava's hand, and that she had gotten every place well coated)
Press painted hand firmly in the middle of white shirt.
And voila. (you can fill in any areas that got missed by using a small paintbrush)
The next step is the start filling in the sides. I just used a small brush and painted right onto the t-shirt.
And the other side...
And finished. Super easy hey. And they will make great keepsakes for their memory boxes.
Yes, I'm even making one for Grey... if I can get his chubby little fingers pried apart long enough to do a hand stamp. Wish me luck.
*Side note- I just used regular acrylic paint that you buy for everyday arts and crafts. The trick is, it will wash off clothes if you do it while the paint is still wet, using warm soapy water before it dries. If you leave it until it drys completely (overnight I would say) then it becomes permanent on fabric.