T-Shirt Stencil Kit {Fun DIY Gift}

Our kids love personalization. They love to make something theirs.

I was not surprised when my firecracker-of-a-gal decided to transform one of her stained shirts into a work of art – featuring her favorite continent, Africa. We’ve adopted internationally and our daughter loved researching facts about Africa – specifically, Ethiopia, her brother’s birth place.   I know she would love to travel there one day.

This gift kit would be great for any artsy child.   We created a stencil of Africa, but you can print any outline (we did a Google image search to find our outline).
Easy Gift Idea:  Make a T-shirt Stencil Kit for the kiddo in your life.

How to Make a T-Shirt Stencil Kit

Supplies Needed for your T-shirt Design Kit (contains affiliate links):

Take your printed outline and lay it face down on a sheet of freezer paper.   The “shiny” side of the freezer paper should be down.   Cut out the middle of your outline, leaving a “shell” of freezer paper.     Lay the freezer paper over the T-shirt, shiny side down.

Iron it into place.

We cut additional thin strips of freezer paper and ironed them over the stencil to create a “zebra-like” effect.

Easy Gift Idea:  Make a T-shirt Stencil Kit for the kiddo in your life.

After you have ironed your freezer paper outline onto your shirt, dab paint over the design.   Try not to have many globs as you don’t want the paint to seep under your stencil.

Once the paint has dried, carefully lift and remove the freezer paper from the shirt.

Your pattern will remain!

Easy Gift Idea:  Make a T-shirt Stencil Kit for the kiddo in your life.

My daughter loved “transforming” her t-Shirt.   Package a finished T-shirt along with a couple of printed outlines, a roll of freezer paper, simple hand-written instructions, a {or some} T-shirt(s) and a tube of paint as a gift for the young artist in your life.

 

One Comment

  1. just wondering if the paint needs fixing before the tshirt is washed?

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