Keeping it Simple: Spray Painted 4th of July Shirts

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spray Painted 4th of July Shirts

I love making shirts for my kids, especially for the 4th of July.  It's fun to have them wear it to the parade.  This year I decided that it would be fun to let them make their own shirts instead of me making it for them.  Sometimes it's hard for me to just let the kids make things without me interfering but I think that it's fun for them, so I did it :)

So this is what we came up with:
4th of July Shirts
This is how we made them:
I took some plain white shirts, acrylic paint and some spray bottles.  
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I added the paint into the spray bottle and then added a little water into it.
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Using my Cricut, I cut out stars out of vinyl, just regular vinyl.  I had the kids put the stars all over the shirts.  
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Then we put some wrapping paper inside the shirt, so the paint wouldn't go through to the other side.
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Then I let the kids paint them.  They loved this!!  
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This is what they looked after all painted.  Once it dried, we peeled off the stars.
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Using my Cricut again, I cut out some heat transfer and then ironed it onto the shirts.
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And that's it!  I love how different all of them look.
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I can't wait to have them wear these next week!
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5 comments:

gypsyrps said...

Great shirts. What fun you must have had making them! Wonderful memories for you and the kids. Which cartridge did you use for the map and I ♡ USA?
God Bless America!
Thanks for sharing!

brenda o said...

I know what you are talking about letting the kids go for it and keep my fingers out of it. it is so much fun and the kids doing the same creative things we love just feels like a fun thing to do.

Emily Thompson said...

those are REALLY cute!! Will have to remember the spray fabric paint idea :o)
Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

Unceasing, Uninterrupted Valkyrie said...

Great idea thank you for sharing!

Chris said...

Great post!! Love it...
Thanks for sharing and thanks too for hosting!

God bless