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Handprint Reindeer T-Shirt

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Potato print, reindeer nose potato, potato


Create your own Christmas T-Shirt featuring a cute reindeer with handprint antlers. We printed a cheap plain white cotton T-Shirt but you could also try printing cotton or calico shopping bags, baby onesies etc for festive gifts.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any age
Level: Easy

Materials
Plain cotton T-Shirt
Fabric paints
Roller (optional)
Potato
Iron to set the fabric paint (or follow manufacturer's instructions)
Baby wipes or damp cloth to wipe paint off hands quickly.

Method
Put a piece of thick paper or scrap cardboard inside the T-Shirt. This stops any paint soaking through to the back.



Blank shirt, plain tshirt, Tshirt printing
Ready to go


We mixed red, green and yellow fabric paint on a flat container to make brown paint.



Blank shirt, plain tshirt, Tshirt printing
Brown paint mixed


Use a roller to cover one hand with brown fabric paint. (You could also use a brush or just press the hand directly into the paint).



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A roller helps to give an even coverage


Press the hand carefully down on to the T-Shirt, with the thumb pointing towards the centre of the T-Shirt. This is one antler.



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One antler printed


Wipe the hand clean then repeat with the other hand to give a second handprint antler, thumb pointing in to the centre of the T-Shirt.
Cut a potato in half to give a circle shape stamp.



Potato print, reindeer nose potato, potato
Potato stamp to make a nose


Dip the half potato in red fabric paint and press on to make a red Rudolph nose.



Potato print, reindeer nose potato, potato


Add black eyes by dipping a finger into black fabric paint and making two fingerprints above the nose.



Potato print, reindeer nose potato, potato


Leave to dry then cover with a tea towel and iron for several minutes to set the fabric paint. (Or follow any different instructions provided by the fabric paint manufacturer).

Categories
#Easy
#Any age
#Christmas
#Gift
#T-Shirt
#Reindeer
#Printing
#Handprint
#Fabric
#Fabric paint
#Clothing
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