Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Good Luck Olympians!!

Every now and then I get the kids to make a T-shirt for their Dad. We usually make them for Father’s day. Sometimes I think up other reasons to make him a shirt. With the opening ceremonies this Friday, I decided hubby could use a new shirt for the Olympics.

If you want to try one…
Here’s what you’ll need:

T-shirt (washed and dried)

Cardboard covered with a plastic bag (to slide inside the shirt during painting)

Fabric paint in Red, Blue, Black, Yellow and Green

Some paper plates and disposable cups




Working with one kid at a time I used their hands to make an American flag (sort of).


Drizzle some paint on a plat and press little hands into the paint. The boy did the field of blue, then my middle child did the top stripe and the oldest one did the bottom two stripes.




After they were done with their part, I worked on the rings from the Olympic flag.


Using the top of some cups I mimicked the rings. I was doing fine right up until the last one. (Isn’t that the way it always goes???) I smeared the green rings as I was making it so I went back and did something similar to the other rings so it would like I meant to do that… Urg!



I was doing fine right up until the last one. (Isn’t that the way it always goes???) I smeared the green rings as I was making it so I went back and did something similar to the other rings so it would like I meant to do that… Urg!





Bottom line, the kids got to work on a craft for Daddy and they had fun.




Go team USA!!!




Good Luck to all the athletes from all the countries!!!



4 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That turned out really neat! I love it!!!!

Heather said...

Really cute idea and I like the smudged rings!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You rock girlie!! As always your so freaking crafty!

Intense Guy said...

That looks really cool!

The rings came out purty good - I sort of like the "blur" effect.

:)