June 14, 2011

Father's Day Gift for Grandpa

Father's day is coming up and I wanted to find a fun gift for my husband's father.  I decided to have Rex make him a shirt.  This idea wasn't my own.  I've seen a few people make t-shirts from a child's drawing.  Now that Rex is doing more than just scribbling I thought it would be cool to have him design a shirt for grandpa.  Here's how it turned out.

Here's how we made it.  I gave him a marker and asked him to draw a picture of G-pa.  (That's what he calls him.) 

I had him draw it on freezer paper shiny side down.  (In case you're wondering, the three circles under the smile are teeth.)

Then I cut the drawing out with my exacto knife.  I had to cut the lines a little bit thicker than he drew them just it would be more visible.

Then I ironed on the design.  If you're not familiar with freezer paper stenciling, click HERE for my in depth video tutorial.

Then I painted the design and removed the paper.

Tadah!  We are so excited to give it to G-pa on Sunday!  (I'm pretty sure he doesn't see the blog too often, so hopefully it will be a surprise.)

Rex was pretty proud of himself.

That's all for today.  See you tomorrow for Wake Up Wednesday.  Thanks for reading.


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