Jul 28, 2012

Team USA!

Just because he couldn't stay awake for the opening ceremonies, doesn't mean my little guy isn't psyched about the Olympic games.  He woke up bright and early this morning so he could wear his homemade Olympic Games onesie.


Create your own olympics onsie or tshirt | The Lowcountry Lady

I created this myself using a onesie we already had and supplies from around the house.  To make one for your kiddo, here's what you'll need:


Supplies:


  • Onesie or t-shirt (white, grey, light blue or light pink would all make cute choices)
  • Fabric paint (blue, black, red, yellow and green)
  • A cap or lid (I used the top of a Snapple bottle) to make the circles
  • piece of thick paper or cardboard to put inside the shirt while you create your design
  • paper plate or something to put your paint on
Directions:
  1. Start with a clean onesie or shirt. If you want this to turn out perfect (I wasn't too concerned), then you might want to iron it to remove any wrinkles.
  2. Place a piece of cardboard or thick paper behind the fabric where you'll add your design.  This is so the paint doesn't bleed through to the back.
  3. Dispense a bit of the first color of paint onto a paper plate.  I recommend starting with black as that is the top center circle and will make it easier to keep your design centered.
  4. Coat the opening of a clean drink lid into the black paint.  Lightly blot onto a piece of paper towel to remove excess paint.
  5. Stamp the lid onto your shirt.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 with your remaining colors.  Be sure to clean the lid in between each color.
  7. Let the design air dry or, if you're impatient like me, use a hair dryer for a couple minutes to set the design.
Ta-da!  You're little one is now ready for the games!

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