This was Soooo much fun. Seriously, Jackson and I both had fun creating this little project. Jackson told me what he wanted on his shirt and then we both worked on it in different ways.
I made a stencil out of Freezer paper, first by drawing the image I wanted on the freezer paper and then cutting it with an x-acto knife. I haven't master curved edges with the x-acto knife yet and thus I was glad Jackson picked robots in all the hard/straight edge glory. :)
Lay your freezer paper waxy/shiny side down (against your t-shirt) and then lay a piece about the same size on the inside of your shirt shiny/waxy side up (this holds the stencil in place a little better). Iron over the freezer paper for about 10-15 seconds to hold the stencil in place.
Paint in the stencil using any fabric paint and paint brush. We first painted in Ivory and then flicked a paint brush to make brown speckles on top and around the robots. Once it has been painted let it sit until dry and then peel off your freezer paper.
I then used a fabric marker to make the little black details on our robots. I used an Iron to heat set the paint and the fabric marker.
I haven't added this part yet, but I think I might do some "messy" stitching around the edges of the robots in bright thread colors. I'll show you when I get it done, but for now enjoy the cute robots as they are. :)
This is a really fun activity. Jackson loved painting the robots and I seriously was able to back away and let him enjoy doing it, because I knew the stencils were stuck in place and we had plenty of excess freezer paper surrounding the stencil.