St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and no one wants to get a pinch for not wearing green!
I recently shared in a guest post how to create a custom art apron with crayons, and that technique works well. This is another extremely easy way to create a shamrock shirt featuring your child’s very own original art! My son Isaac loves to color, and I couldn’t wait to spend a fun evening with him making his shirt.
- Scribbles Fabric Crayons
- White 100% Cotton t-shirt
- Shamrock Printable (free HERE)
- Green paint pen (optional)
First, let your child color the shamrock.
As Isaac and I worked on his shirt, I realized it was a little tricky for him to get the colors really thick and dark, especially without breaking the crayons. So, when he was finished I went back and darkened the shamrock up for him a bit. It looks very dark on the paper, but trust me, it won’t be that dark on the shirt.
Next, cut our your shamrock. This way, if they went outside the lines a bit it won’t matter. It’s also easier to place the design exactly where you want it on the shirt when it’s cut out.
Then, following the instructions on your fabric crayons (each brand is just a tiny bit different) iron on the back of the paper. It’s important that you press down fairly hard and make sure your iron is hot. This is the only way the crayon will transfer well.
I actually wasn’t happy with how light the crayon image was after I pressed it the first time. I went back and added more crayons onto the shamrock and repeated the process. It was darker, but still not quite the look I wanted, so I colored just a bit directly onto the shirt, and then pressed the shamrock paper over it again. Finally, it was perfect.
Last, to give the shamrock that final bit of pop, I outlined the shamrock with my green and black paint pens.
Isaac is very proud of the new shirt he created. He can’t wait to wear his shirt to school for St. Patrick’s Day this year, he’s already worn it around the house several times. After letting it set for a few days, I washed it on cold, and dried it as well, and the color is still as good as the first day.
Imagine the different types of shirts your little one could create using these simple steps. The sky is the limit!