Aren’t these just adorable? Handprint Turkeys on T-shirts for Thanksgiving! If you have been a reader of our site for long, you will know that we LOVE handprint crafts! The kids enjoy making them and they are so sweet and cute, filled with memories for us parents!
Well, the holiday’s are even more of an excuse to get a permanent handprint mark from the sweet littles that invade our homes. This is one craft that I LOVE and it so much fun and just so cute!!
Also, with the low, low prices of t-shirts from Hobby Lobby, or recycling plain t-shirts from home, this is a pretty inexpensive themed clothing item for the holidays!
For example, here’s the cost starting with all *new supplies:
- T-shirts from Hobby Lobby $2.44 – $3.49 each – they are $3.49 everyday, but about every 3 weeks, they are on sale for $2.44 each.
- Foam brushes (.10 – .25 each)
- Fabric Paint (.77-$1.29 each) in Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Brown
- Cardboard for the form to put the t-shirt around (free from home)
That means that each t-shirt is under $5, and they actually get cheaper the more you make as the paint can be used on many t-shirts! Our total cost was $3.69 each for 5 T-shirts! I can’t buy a Thanksgiving t-shirt for the cheap and these are far more special!
Well, let’s show how we made these! It is easy – the hardest part is controlling kids’ and toddlers’ hands to make sure the paint stays on hand and transfers to the shirt and then immediately washed in the sink before paint goes anywhere. 🙂
- Get your paints and foam brushes ready.
- Get your t-shirts ready by pre-washing if not pre-washed and pre-shrunk. Then place a cardboard backing in between the shirt layers for a nice flat surface and to keep paint bleeding to the backside.
- With your kids’ clean hands, “paint” their hands in the colors you want. For the turkey, paint the palm and thumb brown and then a variety of colors for the 4 remaining fingers.
- Press their hand down and then pull their hand off!
- I also then filled in any missing holes and spots with the foam brush.
- Let dry on the cardboard.
- Once they dry, go back and add the beak, eyes, hanging down thingy and legs. I cannot paint if my life depended upon it and ironically, I painted those finishing touches, but it seriously looks like the kids did it. So…. if I can do it, then you most certainly can 🙂
- These t-shirts took me about 30 minutes to make – but I made 5 of them! They are that easy and quick. They dry in a couple of hours, but it would be best to let them sit overnight before wearing. However, this means a last minute craft too!
- Then it is ready to wear and enjoy!
Five fun, festive, memorable Thanksgiving T-Shirts for $18.44 from start to finish! After Thanksgiving, I will wash them and then stick them in their memory bins with all of their past Thanksgiving crafts!
The Thrifty Kids wearing their cool, new memory filled thrifty t-shirts!
What ideas for kids have you done?
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