Kids love to create, don’t they? Drawing is the thing around our home right now. We have artwork for days and I don’t quite know what to do with all of it! Do you have that problem at your house?
Lately my boys have been going through our printer paper like it’s water! If only I could get them to put the caps back on their markers. Luke is the king of the ninjas, pay no attention to the pirate patch… that’s covering a corneal abrasion. The poor guy has had a tough month. He draws tiny ninjas every day, cuts them out, and creates little ninja battles with his paper creations. I love that he’s using his imagination! However, I keep finding scraps of paper All. Over. The. House. I confess it drives me crazy! I needed to find a way to immortalize his awesome creativity, and I thought making wearable art out of it might be a fun idea. He thought so too!
I had Luke draw one of his famous ninjas on a piece of freezer paper for me, which he was more than happy to do. I cut it out with my trusty exacto knife to create a freezer paper stencil and proceeded to create the shirt that you see him wearing in the photo. HE LOVES IT!
What do you think? Would your kids like something like this? Would they be into wearing their own artwork?
If you’re not familiar with how to create and use freezer paper stencils, I have a step by step tutorial here that will walk you through it. Follow steps 1-5 for the stencil and step 6 to attach it if you’re putting it on a patch like I did. It’s perfectly acceptable to put it straight on a t-shirt! It’s so simple and fun… you’re going to love it!
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #makeyousomethin when you post a photo or blog about something that you’ve made! Let’s share our creativity!