During the Summer Holidays we try to get out and enjoy the sunshine on every dry day. We also have lots of indoor activities ready for the rainy days that are inevitiably a part of the “British Summer”.
One rainy day craft that we love to do is decorating t-shirts. This Summer we were lucky as Rowlands Pharmacy sent us t-shirt decorating materials to take part in their “Where’s Rowland T-Shirt Competition” that they hosted over the Summer Holidays.
However, if you’d like to decorate your own T-shirts all you need is:
- plain white (or pale coloured) t-shirt (no need to buy new- this is a great craft to cover up those clean but stained tees!)
- fabric paint
- fabric glue or needle and thread
- adornments to glue/sew on your tee shirt (bits of fabric, pom poms, buttons, googly eye etc)
Izzy did a simple handprint owl design, showing Rowland the owl at the seaside.
Caitlyn painted out a design of Rowland at the Park.
Rebecca also free painted her own design of Rowland owl and butterflies and flowers.
Rowland Owl at the Seaside.
Rowland Owl and friends at the park.
The finished t-shirts. The girls also used glitter on top of the paint. I did explain to them that this might not last as the t-shirts get washed, but we were pleased to see that the glitter lasted well.
Older kids might like to create their own stencils to create more sophisticated designs. They can also create a design on the computer and print it onto t-shirt paper to iron their design on.
Rowlands Pharmacy will be announcing the winner of their competition tomorrow- good luck to all the entrants!
We were sent a craft set to decorate our own t-shirts.
Cute t-shirts! I'd like to try this when my little one is a bit older.Alana
Yes, it will be fun x
ah what a lovely activity for a wet afternoon x
Yes, so easy when you let them get on with it too x
This is such a lovely idea, my niece & nephew would love this 🙂
Definitely- you could decorate a babygrow for Aria at the same time x
So cute! What gorgeous Kids. I'm really not very crafty but will have to bank this idea for when my little one is a bit bigger.
Thank you. They have more fun when they get to do their own ideas anyway. Even if it's just a sguiggle- it's their art work x
These are fab! I remember doing this as a child and it was such fun! I will definitely be doing it at some point with my own children x
Yes, it's fun. Fabric pens are good too x
I'm rubbish at crafts but I reckon I could give this a go.
Yes definitely x