June 27, 2012

Crafting with the Kiddos {freezer paper stenciling}

My little "chickens" love doing crafty stuff.  I love that they're so creative!

This summer, once a week, I plan a "special" craft for them to do beyond their buckets of crafts and ideas.

The project this week...freezer paper stenciling! 

If you recall from this post, I recently freezer paper stenciled for the first time and loved it.  It was easy enough so I thought it could be a blast for my 6 and 7 year old.

I picked up some cheap shirts at Walmart for $3.47 each.  I already had the freezer paper and fabric paints.

The original plan was for the kids to draw out their design ideas on paper and then I would make them on the computer or "tweak" them a bit.  But, I decided why "tweak" them or try to make them look "neater".

The girls each drew their design on the freezer paper.  {They chose to make 4th of July designs}

I did the cutting out of the design as well as the prep work.

I gave them the quick "low down" on stenciling...set them up with paint and brushes...and let them go to town.

My opinion is that they turned out really cute {I especially like that they're very "kiddish"}.

They've already asked to do it again sometime.

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  1. I really need to try out freezer paper one of these days. It looks so easy. The tops turned out great. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week~

  2. These t shirts are so cute! I hope you are proud of your little artists!

  3. These are absolutely adorable. What a great idea. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com