How to Make a Baby Slogan T Shirt

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Using paint, a template and a paint brush, your baby will be all decked out with their own personalized T-shirt. Have fun making this simple but colorful craft project.

Steps

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    Create a slogan using a computer and print it out.
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    Glue the paper with the print out onto thick card.
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    Cut the stencil using a craft knife. Be sure to have a cutting mat underneath to protect the table's surface.
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    Lay the T-shirt on a flat surface.
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    Insert a piece of card (cardboard) inside the shirt.
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    Measure the shirt using the measuring tape to find the center of the shirt.
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    Mark the center width with a pencil. Leave a light pencil mark on the T-shirt surface.
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    Lay the stencil on top of the T-shirt using the pencil mark to center it.
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    Pin the stencil to hold it in place.
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    Dip the paint brush in paint and then dabble off excess paint on another surface such as a piece of paper or palette.
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    Paint the T-shirt using a stippling motion. Stippling means to move the brush up-and-down filling in the surface.
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    Use as many colors as desired, blend in the colors as you work, and finish painting when you are satisfied with effect.
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    Allow the paint to dry.
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    Remove the stencil carefully.
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    Admire your work as the project is done.

Tips

  • Make sure you don't use crayons as they tend to not stay on.
  • This can work for any slogan or words. Put on your name, a slogan/saying you like. Anything!
  • Select light colored paints and work from light to dark to prevent muddling the colors.
  • Make sure to use non-toxic paints if the shirt is to be worn by a child. (Messy food, curious mouths)

Things You'll Need

  • T-shirt
  • Craft knife
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Fabric paint, most US fabric paint is non-toxic but check to make sure. The very safest paints have the (AP) Non-Toxic logo and do NOT have the (CL) or (65) logos.
  • Paint brush
  • Cardstock
  • Cardboard

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