I haven't been in the "crafting mood" lately, but I finally finished the boys Christmas P.J. shirts. I am making flannel bottoms to go with these shirts. When I taught school, we made doormats out of carpet squares, like this. I have made Christmas cards in the past with this same idea- with our baby's footprint. (Maybe we'll do it again next year too :))
If you are interested in making a Snowman Footprint T-shirt for your kids, or any snowman footprint, here are a few helper/instructions:
HOW TO MAKE A FOOTPRINT SNOWMAN T-SHIRT
* I bought the shirts at Target for 4.99 each. You can use any t-shirt, but for the youngsters, this was the best.
*I also pre-washed the shirts.
*The best paint to use is craft acrylic paint. It is very permanent. I have tried ink (which is what I did w/ these) and it washes off over time. I actually used embossing ink, and embossing powder first on these shirts. That washed off somewhat, so I re-touched the entire thing w/ acrylic paint- which is why it looks like it does. I used a stipple brush, and I like that it looks all snowy.
*I painted the face w/ acrylic paints after it dried. I also had the kids use their fingers to make the snowflakes.
*Of course it helps to have someone help you when doing the footprint. The best thing to do, is put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt and lay it flat. Do a dry run with the little one and whoever is helping you, so you know where you will put the footprint.
*Once you paint their foot, and stamp it onto the fabric, press all the toes and their foot evenly, so that it stamps nicely on the fabric.
*You can always touch it up or go over it with paint and a stipple brush - as I did if you want it darker.
*Accessorize! Add a fabric scarf-I sewed a scrap of fabric on- buttons, and a hat if you wish. I did not want to cover their footprint up with much.
*Of course I wouldn't recommend sewing buttons on a baby's shirt- just for safety reasons.
*Have fun! This is one of my favorite projects to do w/ the kids. :)