March 14, 2013

Lego Star Wars Tee (with a free template)

So I mentioned on Sunday that Rex is hitting the Star Wars phase hard.  We decided it was time to make a t-shirt.  I figured it would be smart to combine his Lego and Star Wars love so here's the shirt we made.

It's an easy stencil - even if you don't have a machine, plus....

...I'll show you how to make two shirts from the same stencil.  It's nice to make all your efforts count.

I always buy my blank tees at Wal-mart because they are $3.47.  They are Fruit of the Loom and there's always a big selection of colors and sizes.  They are on a stand - not on hangers.

For Rex's tee, we decided to paint each character the right color.  (Random Sidenote: We ended up mixing white with the green for Yoda because otherwise it was a lot harder to see on the blue shirt than the other two characters.)

Rex was actually so giddy about this shirt that we painted it in his pajamas and blow dried it immediately so he could wear it to school that day.

To utilize the other part of the stencil we just cut out a large rectangle to go around the characters.

If you've never tried freezer paper stenciling the how-to video is HERE.  It's kind of nice because the paper seals pretty well to the shirt and I can let the boys help out with the painting.  I still paint too, but they love to be a part of it.

So here's Baden's.  We used a metallic silver (Martha Stewart paint) on his tee.

And here's a better look at Rex's.

And both little Jedis are happy. (The light swords are from HERE.)

And here's the template if you want to print it and cut your own stencil.  Just right click on it to save it and then print it the size you want it for your tee.  (I usually just paste it into Word.)  Or, if you have a Silhouette you can save it and import the file.  Then trace it.  

Thanks for dropping in.


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