Father’s Day Shirt

Several years ago I had a friend come to me with this “my DAD deserves a pat on the back” shirt idea — we made “GRANDPA” ones too.   Get it? – hand prints on the back – clever, right?!?
 I embroidered the words on the front with my machine, but you could use iron-on transfer cut with a Silhouette/Cricuit, or even fabric markers (wouldn’t that be cute if the kids’ wrote it).  
I painted fabric paint directly only my kid’s hand, being sure to have them open it wide.  Then I had them carefully lower it to the shirt and place their hand down.  I then pushed on their hand to help transfer the paint.
When I made the first version I outlined the handprints and had the kids’ names on them:

But then we had another child join the ranks, so a new shirt was in order.   The handprints aren’t near as nice, but I don’t think it matters too much:

And here he is, super dad!  I’m sure he loves posing for the craft blog……

Plenty of time before Father’s Day — go make one – you can do it!

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  1. says

    OH MAN,I like it even better now that I’ve seen the handprints on the back! That really is great! Although I suggested freezer paper, I thought about that for about 2 minutes before I went to the Silhouette store and ordered heat transfer. ;)

  2. says

    I know this idea is from forever ago but I LOVE it so I just had to comment! I am totally getting my girlfriends together so we can have a craft day with the kids!

  3. Amber says

    Thank you for sharing! I used cafepress.com to make the shirt and will put the handprints on the back when it arrives. Such a good idea!


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