Adorable, Easy, and kid-friendly DIY 4th of July Star Shirts
So a little late but better than never! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but you know how it is.. life!
This past 4th of July was a riot and marathon of a long weekend. Our family usually spends the holiday together, hanging out at my parents house or at my father’s boat on the lake, generally letting all the grandkids run wild like animals until they fall asleep where they stand some time well after their bed time. It is my opinion that this is the best way for little kids to spend long, hot summer days! We set up a “redneck water park” by filling a few inflatable pools, a slip n slide, and hundreds and hundreds of water balloons!
I had alerted my sisters that I wanted to take some photos of all the grandkids during this weekend because we didn’t have any recent, decent photos of not only all of them together, but the individual kids. So, I also wanted something cute for Drew and Owen, the other boy in the set of cousins to wear for the photos since the girlies always have cute matching outfits.
So, I did what anyone does these days… I took to Pinterest! I found a photo of a cute shirt with stars and new my little one would love to help make it. I set out to pick up the supplies I needed the tI didn’t have. They are pretty cheap and not only easy to get but you most likely have many of them already! If you are looking for an adorable easy and kid-friendly DIY 4th of July Star Shirt, look no further.
Adorable Easy kid-friendly DIY 4th of July Star Shirts
– Freezer Paper
– A small spray bottle
– A T-shirt
– An Iron
– Cut outs of stars (or whatever shapes you’d like)
First you will need to print out the shapes for a stencil for the freezer paper.
Once you have your stencils and you’ve cut out the freezer paper, you’ll need to take a warm iron and iron the freezer paper to the shirt in the pattern you’d like. Make sure you put some newspaper inside the shirt to make sure the stars don’t stick to the back and to make sure the paint doesn’t soak through.
While you are waiting for the stars to set from ironing, mix your paint. Take about a quarter of the spray bottle and fill it with paint, then mix it with a bit of water so it is nice and thin and you are able to easily spray it out of the bottle. Then there is nothing left to do but put some newspaper down and let your little one go to town! The best part is it is nearly impossible for even the tiniest of hands (or most destructive of toddlers!) to mess up!
Then all you need to do is simply peel of the stars and there you have it! The cutest, easiest and most fun you can have and you end up with a cute shirt for the little one to wear for the 4th of July holiday!
And the kids turned out as cute as buttons! Of course… there is always the toddler factor. Like when your son, who was SO EXCITED to wear the shirt he made and then when the day comes throwing a HUGE fit and not want to wear it. That’s life with a toddler amiright?! At least one cutie wanted to wear it and since then the little one has wanted to wear it all the time. Go figure!
But they are kinda cute and we got some good photos of them all. 😉