How adorable is this homemade tee shirt? We know, we fell in love with it too. This is easy and can be done in a matter of 15 minutes. If you already have a plain tee shirt that’s calling out for some turkeyfying, that’s great– you’ll save some cash. This project will cost you about $10, not bad for a one-of-a-kind.
How to Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Tee
Fabric Paint in Red, Yellow, and Brown.
Paint Brush for painting the turkey’s beak and waddle
Fabric Glue (to attach eyes)
Put some cardboard between the front and back of the shirt, so your paint won’t bleed through. Tape the arms down, to keep from accidentally swinging around and landing in some paint.
Squirt your paints onto separate plates (go with paper if you have them). Keep a wet rag or a pack of Boogie Wipes on hand for quick wipe off after each color use.
Dip away! Ask your child to spread his or her fingers to get that tail feather look. You might like to use the right hand for one color and left for another. We also mixed a few drops of yellow and red to make orange paint.
Hand printing is done! Now, wash those messy fingers with Kandoo Funny Berry Foaming hand soap. The foaming purple bubbles let kids know how long to wash, and the purple berry scent makes kids want to wash! Click here to grab a coupon.
Step 4 bought you some time to clean up your finger painting mess. Now it’s time to make the turkey’s body using your child’s foot print. Put the plate on the floor and roll those pant legs up. Make sure you turn the tee shirt upside down. The heel is supposed to be the turkey’s head. Oh my gosh, we love tiny toes.
Googly eyes! Call your crafty neighbor and see if you can borrow their fabric glue, you only need two dots to fasten those turkey eyes to the shirt so they won’t fall off in the wash. Paint a little triangle for a beak where you see fit. Then to make it really authentic, add a red waddle with your Bob Ross touch. Viola! There’s your happy little Turkey.
We hope this post inspires you to make a Turkey Tee with your little explorers and PLEASE, PLEASE, share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging your photos with #TurkeyTee #Kandookids – We can’t wait to see them!