Family Fun T-Shirts

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Family Fun T-Shirts

You've heard of 'family ties'? Well, these are family tees. Try this Family Fun T-Shirt project out for size. Custom make stick-figure t-shirts representing every member of the family by using fabric paint and the resist method for coloring shirts. But don'’t stop at the immediate family, imagine how much more fun your next family reunion will be when everyone gets their own custom t-shirt!

Project Details

  • Level:adult & child
  • Time:3 hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use the masking tape to create a stick figure body for each family member. Make sure you line the stick figure up with the front, center of each shirt before sticking it on. It’s probably best to lay the shirts on a flat surface when taping the bodies on.
  • 2
    To make the heads, lay several overlapping strips of masking tape across a cutting mat. Use the circle template to trace the right size head for each body. Draw hair on top of any of the circles as you see fit. With your craft knife, cut out the drawn head and/or hair shapes. Carefully lift them off the mat and stick them on the shirt above the bodies.
  • 3
    To make the letters, lay several overlapping strips of masking tape onto the cutting mat again. Trace the letters from the stencil onto the strips. Cut out the letters with the craft knife and then carefully lift them from the mat. Make sure the letters line up evenly before you stick them to the shirts.
  • 4
    Spray your shirts according to the instructions on the Tulip Color Shot cans. We made it darker around the tape and lighter on the edges. Let them dry for about 15 minutes and then carefully removed all the tape.
  • 5
    Take a family photo in your painted shirts and send it to us! #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:adult & child
  • Time:3 hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Assorted Sizes of T-Shirts & Onesies
  • •Tulip ColorShot Instant Fabric Color Brights 3 pc., Stencil Ease Stencil Bubble Letters 2 inch, Martha Stewart 12 inch x 12 inch Cutting Mat & Circle Template
  • •3M 3/4 inch x 60 yard Masking Tape, X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife & Scissors