So once you do your lazy girl ombre dying, you have a great summer t-shirt that is just DYE-ing for some handprints. We did these with the two and three year old children during VBS. I'm not going to say it's not messy, because it is. PAINT + KIDS = MESSY! It's just the way it is. But the kids had a fun time making their own shirts and even more fun wearing them.
So, are we ready?
Ombre dyed t-shirt (or any solid t-shirt)
Fabric paint (or acrylic)
Foam paint brush
Approximate cost: $1 if you have a t-shirt on hand. A few more if you don't.
Place a piece of press 'n seal (or cardboard) between the layers of your shirt to keep the paint from bleeding through to the back.
Paint a coat of paint on one hand. Using the above picture as your placement guide place painted hand with fingers spread apart in position on the shirt. Press firmly. Lift hand straight off the shirt. Repeat three more times to complete your flower.
You could add a green stem at the bottom and add lots of finger prints to the middle of your flower, but we were on a time constriant. And truth be told, I didn't want to freak out my helpers any more than necessary to get these done.
If you make some of these, I'd love to see your version! Add pictures to the Kid's Craft Along Flickr pool!