Elephants on Parade!

The latest fashion craze in our household is the elephant t-shirt. They are quite trendy this year, and you and your toddler, too, can make your own. We made our first elephant t-shirt for Daddy for father’s day last week. Clara put her little hand prints on with fabric paint and then I decorated the elephants.  The sun and the bird were added to cover up Clara’s “helping.”  Then we put it downstairs to dry in a secret location and I told Clara not to tell Daddy what we made him.  What is the first thing that Clara says when Adam asked her how her day was?  “Elephants!!!”  Then she tried to drag him down the stairs, but I forbid him to let her.

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That went over so well, that I decided that this may be a fun project to do with some friends.  With mommas present, we tried to make some more elephants.  Clara’s turned out much better, having made one before.
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Sophia’s turned out totally cute.
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And Charlotte’s was a bit more abstract.
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Overall, these are a totally fun activity that kids can wear to show off their art and will be a good one to keep for posterity since their little hands are so cute.  All you need is some fabric paint (this is the kind I got) and a couple of little hands.  We printed out hands on the shirt upside down, then wiped hands and painted on the details.  Then we let it dry and ironed the paint from the back side to set it.

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3 Responses to “Elephants on Parade!”


  1. 1 carrita June 23, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    You are too clever! I love your blog.

  2. 2 Kristen June 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    You put all other Mommies like me to shame! You are like the Martha Stewart of Mommys’! I hate you!

  3. 3 Karen June 25, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Well, of course your are artistic, look where you came from,-and the elephants look great. I remember Adams idol used to be Martha!!!, the preschool ones look great too. Great idea, where did you get it??


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