Thursday, June 20, 2013

{Summer Fun Camp: Foam Stamped Shirt}

Hey, y'all!  I'm excited to be sharing another Summer Fun Camp craft and activity with you.  This week's theme is "It's a Zoo in Here!"  
For this week's craft, my niece and I made a cute animal silhouette T-shirt using a very simple technique.
For this project, you need a T-shirt, a print off of an animal silhouette, foam rectangles, fabric paint, double stick tape, and scissors.  To begin, lay out your T-shirt on a flat surface and put cardboard or poster board inside the T-shirt to make sure your paint doesn't seep through the front of your shirt to the back when you begin the project.
To make your foam stamp, you will need an animal silhouette (or really any silhouette).  I simply did a Google image search for "elephant silhouette," and I printed out one that I liked.
Cut out your silhouette.  Use double stick tape to stick the silhouette to a foam sheet and cut out a foam silhouette.  Stick the foam silhouette to a foam rectangle, and you have yourself a foam stamp.
Brush a coat of fabric paint onto your stamp.  (We used acrylic paint mixed with a fabric medium for our paint.)
Then lay your stamp face down on your T-shirt.  Press firmly on the back of your stamp and then carefully peel it away from your shirt.  If you don't get enough paint on your stamp and your silhouette turns out a little splotchy, you can use a paint brush to cover up the splotches.
Stamp as many animals as you want.  My niece chose several different animal silhouettes, and she insisted that the animals have eyes.  I added puff paint eyes to the silhouettes as the final step in the T-shirt decorating process.  (My niece wanted me to put googly eyes on them.  Lol.)
When your shirt dries, it's time to wear it, of course.  And what better time to wear it than while you participate in today's activity?
I created an animal memory game for all you campers.
This memory game is for your own personal use--you may not claim it as your own, resell, or redistribute it.  To download the file, simply click on the arrow with the line under it.  I created the file to be an 8x10.  To play the game, print out two copies of the file.  Cut out all the squares.  Shuffle all the squares and lay them out in rows face down.  You will need at least one other person to play the game with.  Take turns flipping over two cards.  If you get a match, keep it and take another turn.  If you don't get a match, place the cards back where they came from and allow the next person to go.  This continues until all the cards are paired.  Each player counts his/her pairs.  The person with the most pairs wins.
And...I have one more treat for you before you leave.  Each week of Summer Fun Camp, you have an opportunity to enter a fabulous giveaway.  This week's giveaway is from the awesome Hair Bow Company.  You have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate!
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  1. Love this!! And the memory game is super cute, too! Thanks so much for being an AWESOME part of Summer Fun Camp!! XOXO

  2. So fun! Do you mind if I include this in my fabric paint round up next week?

  3. Great idea! Would love you to share it at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party which is a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Summer Camp link party! :)

  4. This is a great project, Bethany. We do this with puffy paint and my little loves it. Love the memory game too. Have a great weekend.

  5. I LOVE LOVE this idea! We would love for you to share at our first Super Summer Saturday party here:! Thanks! Julie

  6. Oh my goodness, how adorable is that. I love that you had your niece craft with you too. What a fun day!


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