Simple t-shirts for kids are easy to make. With lots of inspiration from the web, it’s fairly easy to create a cool looking t-shirt without the expense. For my son’s shirt I added “arms” to the t-shirt. I narrowed and shorted the arms of my old T-shirt and attached it to the shoulder seam. I always forget to turn the t-shirt inside out when washing, but I think the roughed up transfer looks better with age.
It is fairly easy to find plain coloured T-shirts these days: dollar stores and T-shirt outlets can be found in the boroughs of major cities. I brought afew of these size 3 t-shirt at T-shirt apparel outlet for $2/each. Get some Avery iron-on T-shirt transfer paper and print your design. Here are some of my T-shirt drawings that you may want to use.
- Download iron-on T-shirt designs – (PDF, 3 pages- 2.3 MB)
Create your own T with lots of free images on the web and here are some ideas and inspiration to make an awesome T-shirt for your little tot or you.
How lovely is this … from Stella McCartney kids
One of my favourite children’s line of clothing (from France) – Bobo Choses
More Bobo Choses, stylish monster sweat from Babylady
From threadless, a company that makes t-shirts from designs submitted by you. Cool.
What a great idea for a T-shirt transfer … use a photo from your vacation. Found this one of my blog reads here. Madewell has a line of tee’s called “Where I Want to Be” featuring images of the mountains and the road.
Here’s a good t-shirt transfer tutorial ( A great idea for a Father’s Day gift: The Nut doesn’t fall far from the tree T-shirt transfer.)
This was our first collaborative “choo cha” project between my husband and I. My husband loved assembling the play kitchen for our son and I enjoyed sourcing all the materials. We made it for him when he was just over a year old and he is 3 now and is still “cooking.” There are many great posts about play kitchens.
I found an old teak like end table that someone was throwing out. It was a perfect size for our space, excellent condition and it was free. We reassembled the drawer and added a hinge at the bottom and a magnetic closure at the top so that the door could open like an oven door. I found some metal pot steamers and stainless steel bowl at the dollar store. The faucet is a wooden banana stand.
My husband got some real faucet knobs and the white circles under the elements are door knob protectors from home depot. We added a piece of wood to the back of the end table. It was painted black to give it an industrial feel and a battery operated push light was added on the bottom shelf.
I really wanted to find a little clock but all I could find at Goodwill at the time was an alphabet toy which had an abacus and clock attached.Wooden pots and pans are from pottery barn and the metal kitchen set is from Ikea. Check out the mini-coffee maker (Goodwill, again).
Handmade play vegetables and oven mitts were made by me.
- Download pattern for the oven mitts. (PDF, 104 K)
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