If you need a fabulous handmade gift idea that kids will love to help with, try turning one of their drawings into a T-Shirt. This is the EASIEST way to turn a child’s drawing into a t-shirt logo because you don’t need ANY fancy equipment or printers!
All you need is some freezer paper, fabric paint, a craft knife and a tee to turn any drawing into a T-Shirt. This tutorial is so easy that you will want to keep creating t-shirts for loved ones all year long!
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The Easiest Way To Turn A Child’s Drawing Into A Logo
Father’s Day is just around the corner. It always sneaks up on me. It’s much harder to come up with DIY projects for men. They probably aren’t as satisfied with a mod podged potted succulent as most ladies out there (although some probably are!). I came up with this little shirt design idea for my husband for Christmas and decided to break it out again for Father’s Day. It’s something your kids can do but also something that Grandpa or Dad won’t just throw away after a few days. Child Drawn Shirt Designs!
Now the shirts we made are sports themed, but you could do this with anything your child draws or writes. The process is the same.
Materials Needed To Turn A Child’s Drawing Into A T-Shirt
Directions For How To Turn A Child’s Drawing Into A Shirt
1. Have your child write or draw out their design.
This may take guidance to get them to draw it the appropriate size. You could always scan and enlarge their drawing if necessary.
2. Outline the image (just to make it easier on yourself later) and tape the paper to a piece of freezer paper, shiny side DOWN.
3. Carefully cut out the image with a craft knife.
4. Remove the top paper and iron the freezer paper directly onto the shirt.
(The shiny side of the freezer paper should be touching the shirt).
5. Take some fabric paint and a sponge brush and gently paint inside your stencil.
6. Once the paint is dry (I use a hair dryer for about 2 minutes), remove the freezer paper.
Done! These shirts are so cute.
My husband has been stopped multiple times and asked where he got his Chiefs shirt. People can’t believe it when he says his 5 year old daughter made it! The freezer paper process always ends up looking so great.
Now you have no excuses in coming up with a creative Father’s day gift!
Check out these other super creative projects from my bloggy friends. They never cease to amaze me!
1) DIY Etched Beer Glasses by Tiny Sidekick
2) Kid-Crafted Storybook for Dad by Persia Lou
3) Superhero Sleep Masks by Cutesy Crafts
4) Child Drawn Shirt Designs by Homemade Ginger
5) Father’s Day Playing Cards Card by Cook and Craft Me Crazy