We celebrated Middle Child’s birthday this afternoon with a T-shirt painting party. We had one a couple of years ago for Big Kid’s birthday. Middle Child remembered it being fun and wanted one of her own.
I sliced up an old cardboard box for inserts, added T-shirts (on sale!) from Walmart, a mix of acrylic and fabric paints from Joann’s, a handful of paintbrushes scraped from various art boxes, and we were good to go. Fortunately, the weather was perfect. The back-up plan was to do the same thing at the dining room table but outdoors in the driveway was much better.
The kids had a great time. The only issue was that they all loved to glob on the paint as thickly as they could so it may be days before everything dries. Last time we did this, I ironed the shirts from the back once they were dry and they’ve been safe for the washing machine ever since.
I think they did a great job, don’t you?
Sarah BarbourKnitting and crochet designer/teacher and stay-at-home mother to three lovely little girls. Recently relocated to Oregon from the Illinois and enjoying my new life as a West Coaster.
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