Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Sharpie Doodle Kids' Tees

Look how fast she is at this activity!

p.s. the hubs' hands, not mine ;)

It's pretty much what it says. Sharpies work a lot like fabric pens, the colours are just a little less vibrant when washed. I did theirs on a 40 degree wash with a load of whites and all was fine! But please don't get mad at me if your pens/machine is different to mine! 

With Izzy (she's four) I let her do whatever she wanted, but just slid in a shiny covered book (that I wasn't precious about) inside her top.

With Ethan (he's two) I gave him a shape to "colour" in which I then outlined. But he did his own thing too (as you can just about see!).

Here's my little photogenic child modelling hers in our town center on market day. See if you can spot the classy displays of bedding and hoovers to the right...

She loved wearing it out, Ethan was wearing his too, but by this point he was sweaty and asleep in his pushchair. Yes, even less photogenic at this point than his sister. 

Quite the achievement actually...

Phew, a cute looking one! 

Such a simple project. Great for a summer activity with minimal set up. Plus I used tees with marks already on them, so even if it had gone wrong I wouldn't have lost out. 

Is it weird that I kinda want to make my own?


  1. Great idea! Very personalised!

  2. What a fun idea!! My daughter would love to do this! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  3. She is a perfect model. That is fun way to get kids to wear clothes. lol

  4. I smell a Father's Day present! One for daddy!

  5. This is great! I think I will add this to our list of fun activities to cap off our homechool year.

    1. Awesome! Would be great, I might steal that idea and use it for a play date... ;)