by MTT Keri, Keri Reyes
Frozen has taken over my house. My kids just can’t get enough. We listen to the soundtrack or watch the movie at least once a day. Can we say obsessed? The biggest problem we’ve had is finding Frozen merchandise. My daughter has been dying for any Olaf or Elsa items. My mom was lucky enough to snag an Elsa doll for her for Easter so all we needed was something Olaf! Since we haven’t been able to find anything I decided to take on the task myself and make a shirt! Here’s how…
- White T-shirt
- Fabric Paint in Black, Orange and white. (If you choose to write on the shirt pick which colors you like. I used Blazin’ Blue and the Neon Orange)
- Stencil of Olaf
Step one: Trace Olaf’s face on to the shirt.
Slide the cut out of Olaf’s face under into the shirt and trace away!
Step two: Start to paint his face.
Practice with the paint on a napkin by drawing a line or two. This will help you know how hard or soft you have to squeeze so you don’t get any splatter marks.
I started on the inside and worked my way out. If you do it this way you don’t have to worry about dragging your hand through paint and smudging it.
Step three (optional): Write on the shirt
When I was done with Olaf’s face my daughter said she really wanted it to say “do you want to build a snowman” OR “I like warm hugs.” I decided “I Like warm hugs” Would probably be best for this shirt… Maybe another one is in my future ;)
The paint suggests letting the shirt dry for at least 4 hours and 72 hours before the first wash.
The total time was about a half hour and it was super easy. It was inexpensive and my daughter LOVES it. I’m going to make another for my son and give Elsa a shot. Who’s your favorite Frozen Character?
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