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Veteran’s Day Fun!


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Good morning and thanks for joining us on another fun journey this week! Today I bring to you a fun craft we did on Veteran’s Day for the family to enjoy — fabric paint t-shirts! I can’t take credit for the design (thank you Google!) BUT I can say the handprints are original 😉 Here’s what we were able to put together and the best part is that this was KID FRIENDLY! Yippee!

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Super cute and a fabulous way to show our support and appreciation of all our Veterans!  I know this design won’t be good again until Forth of July, but imagine all the possibilities for the upcoming holidays… Christmas trees, candy canes, gingerbread men, oh my!


So here’s the down-low on making these beauties.  Supplies?  I used plain white t-shirts.  Brand isn’t important to me, but use your preference.  Fabric paint?  Here’s the brand I used (purchased from, but this is my first time, so I don’t know how it compares to other brands.  These paints were sold in a nifty “starter” pack of various colors, so it was perfect for what I needed.

Technically that is all the supplies you need.  I did use sponges to help apply the red lines in the flag, but that is up to you.  Fingers work just as well.  Here are some in-process photos.


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A few lessons learned from this craft…

1.  The paint will bleed through to the back of the shirt.  I would recommend putting a barrier in between.

2.  This also means it will bleed through to the floor.  It wipes off the tile, but watch out for other surfaces or carpet!

20131108_200837_resized3.  We had to repeat the handprints to get a good color, otherwise they looked too light.  This is not the easiest task for kids, so I recommend lining up their little hands for them.




So now, with no further introduction, here is our group celebrating Veteran’s Day! Thanks again for joining us today for another crafty post, we hope you continue to enjoy our projects and find inspiration for your own!  As always, feel free to share any input or project ideas with the group and stay tuned for more projects to come!



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