Hand-some Tee

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July 4th Handprint Eagle T Shirt Craft for Kids
Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages preschooler

With a design fashioned entirely from palm-and-finger prints, this tee will be the talk of eagle-eyed revelers.

What you'll need

  • Fabric paint in brown, white, black, and yellow
  • T-shirt
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Paintbrush

How to make it

  1. Hand-some Tee - Step 1

    To keep the paint from bleeding through the shirt, place the cardboard inside. With the brush, paint your child's right palm and fingers (not the thumb) brown. Have her press her hand onto the shirt to form the eagle's left wing. Repeat with the left hand for the other wing, overlapping the palm prints, as shown. Have your child clean her hands. Tip: Depending upon the thickness of the paint, you may need to let one color dry before adding another. Use a hair dryer to speed up the drying.

  2. To make the tail feathers, paint the index, middle, and ring fingers of one hand white. Turn the shirt upside down, then have your child press her fingers onto the shirt where shown.

  3. For the head, have your child make a fist with her left hand, then paint the pinkie side white. Press down on the shirt and slightly smudge the print to give the eagle's head a feathery look.

  4. Use a finger to make a black dot for the eye, then dab on a yellow beak. Set the paint according to the package directions.

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