I know it’s a little early to be sharing pumpkin crafts but it was 105 degrees here today and thinking of fall is one of my survival techniques. Plus this thumb print pumpkin patch t-shirt is such a fun and easy craft I just couldn’t wait for a more “appropiate” time to share it.
Esther and I found ourselves at home all alone last night. So, while we were cooking dinner -that’s why the photos are kind of dark – I decided we should do a little craft. I went to my
crap craft closet and found a t-shirt I had bought on clearance last spring and the fabric markers. Then I ran out to the garage and got the paints and freezer paper.
After you mix the paint and fabric medium (follow the instructions on the back of the fabric medium), get out a scrap peice of paper and let your little one practice a few times – or you practice a few times if your little one is really little.
When you are ready, put the freezer paper inside the shirt with the shiny side up. Then radomly put thumb prints on the shirt.
Let the paint dry for about an hour (we ate dinner and read a couple of books) then use your fabric markers to turn the thumb prints into pumpkins and make some vines to create a fun pumpkin patch.
Oh, and if your little one gets paint on her forefinger and gets a spot on the collar of the shirt, it’s just fine, that’s how you know it’s handmade ;-).