Snowman Sweatshirt

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

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Here’s a great winter project that the kids can show off at school, to their friends, or anywhere they go! Wearable art is always fun, but this shirt will preserve great memories for everyone.

What you need

colored sweatshirt (must be able to see white paint on it)

white fabric paint

puffy fabric paint in black, brown, and orange

snowflake shaped rubber stamps

ribbons or bows

piece of cardboard (approximately 12″ x 15″) child’s foot!

If you make this project

we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page !

What you do

Lay sweatshirt down on flat, sturdy work surface. Insert cardboard into sweatshirt to make it easier to work on the front of the shirt. Wash the bottom of your child’s foot and dry. Paint with a generous amount of white fabric paint. With toes pointing toward the waist of the shirt, heel toward the collar, press the painted foot down onto the sweatshirt. Be sure to press toes in place as well! Carefully lift off and wash child’s foot. // Use brown puffy fabric paint to draw on stick arms, orange puffy fabric paint for a nose, and black for eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons. Optionally, you may sew real buttons on to the shirt, however, the fabric paint children can do themselves. Using a snowflake shaped rubber stamp and white fabric paint, decorate shirt around snowman with snowflakes. Paint child’s name and current year (i.e. Jessica 2001) on the bottom of shirt below the snowman. Allow shirt to dry completely. Follow care instructions on the back of the paint bottles for best results.

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Special thanks go to Mary Richey, a reader and member of the FamilyCornerCrafts discussion list , and to her daughter Jessica for sharing this craft. Mary also made a shirt for herself (pictured) where she used ribbons on each snowkid. She also made pillows for Jessica’s grandparents. Thank you for sharing this great idea Mary!

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