Not to long ago I spied some t-shirts at the dollar store. They had all kinds of sizes and colors so I grabbed a few knowing that decorating them would make a fun and inexpensive activity to do with my kids. We used some of the shirts to make these festive patriotic shirts for the Fourth of July. With the extras each of my children got to decide how they wanted to decorate their own shirt.
My super hero loving three year old decided that he wanted a batman shirt so batman it was!
He was super excited to wear his new shirt despite the long sleeves and the hot humid weather.
He was sure to wear what he calls his mean batman face as I snapped a few picture. I just love this spunky and silly little boy!
Now that he has his mask, cape, and new shirt he's ready to go fight crime. I found the batman mask on Amazon a few years ago for only $5 and the cape was another dollar store find.
I love how simple, fun, and fast these eraser stamped shirts are to make.
First things first--I washed the shirt. This is always a good idea so it can preshrink. It also washes away any chemicals on the fabric from manufacturing which may prevent the paint from being permanent.
To start out I traced and cut out the batman logo from freezer paper. I then placed the shinny side of the logo onto the fabric and ironed it on using a medium setting. Be sure to focus on the edges and points of the logo. Iron for about 30 seconds to a minute. The first time I used freezer paper for a project I applied a lot of heat and and lot of pressure and I couldn't get the freezer paper to come off of my fabric when I was done. I ruined my project. Less is more here, but at the same time you want to make sure the paper is completely ironed on so no paint seeps under.
I then mixed in some textile medium to my black paint and used a new pencil eraser to stamp. Be sure to place cardboard, wax paper, or freezer paper inside your shirt before you start stamping so the paint doesn't soak through to the back. You really can't go wrong with the design. I concentrated the dots more around the logo and then spaced them out as I got further away from it.
Once the paint drys you can peel away the freezer paper and your shirt is done!
Want more eraser stamped t-shirt ideas? See the patriotic shirts we made here.