I’ve been saying this for weeks now, my Isabella is absolutely IN LOVE with Halloween. Believe it or not, it has absolutely nothing, and I MEAN NOTHING to do with Trick-or-Treating (she hasn’t even mentioned it), but more so to do with the ghosts, ghouls, goblins, witches, skeletons, and vampires and such, you know, the scary stuff! Though she will relish in the bag full of candy, she’s more excited about getting dressed up, carving the pumpkin, decorating the house and crafting all things Halloween. Every year we like to do a t-shirt to commemorate the year and holiday (we mostly do Halloween and Christmas) and I wanted to do a pumpkin face for her, but we couldn’t find any stencils. So I thought to myself, I’ll just print and cut out the pieces, and then I had a genius moment and the project was born.
Orange and Green Fabric Paint
1. Find a suitable Pumpkin Face on the web, and print it on card stock. Cut out all of the “black” portions.
2. Lay your black t-shirt flat and insert a heavy cardboard or book underneath.
3. After your pieces are cut out, set them on your t-shirt to determine placement.
4. One by one, add some tape adhesive to the edges of the shape and return it to the shirt. Now your stencil won’t lift and you don’t even have to hold it down as you “paint”.
5. Take your orange paint (mine was originally orange glow, but it wasn’t “orange” enough, so I improvised and blended it with orange glitter puffy paint, don’t know if it’ll actually “glow” now, but I fancy glitter, so I’m pleased) and load your pouncer with paint and just liberally paint the surface in a circle shaped pattern until you are pleased with the thickness/color.
6. Take your green puffy paint and add some spirals at the top of the pumpkin, your child’s name and if you’d like the year (which I always love to do)
7. Once it’s relatively dry, you can remove the “stencil” with tweezers.
Isabella loves her Mr. Jack o’ Lantern shirt so much, she’s been wearing it for the last two days!
How do you get crafty with your children for Halloween?
Until Next Time,