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DIY Paint Dot Easter T-Shirts

Easter is just a couple of days away and the kids and I have been having a lot of fun making festive crafts. I thought it'd be really cute for the kids to make their own Easter t-shirts this year. In years past, I've spent a good amount of money on cute boutique style Easter sets or shirts for the kids. As adorable as they are, they're usually only worn once or twice before they're outgrown. For just a few dollars, we were able to make our own tees and we had a lot of fun doing it.

Several years ago, B and I made a really cute paint dot t-shirt for the 4th of July. He was just a little guy back then, and I loved dressing him in festive holiday apparel. These days, it's like pulling teeth to get him to wear something holiday themed. I've learned that if we find a t-shirt project that fits the holiday and he makes it himself, he's much more likely to wear it.

Make Your Own Quick & Easy Paint Dot T-Shirt for Easter

Paint dot t-shirts are really cute, inexpensive to make, and they're really fun to put together. I picked up a t-shirt for each of the kids at our local craft/hobby store. The shirts were less than $3.00/each. I also picked up some craft paint and made sure that I had a couple of pencils with never-been-used erasers. 

Choose a design & use a paper template

B decided that he wanted to use PEEPS for the design on the shirts. We grabbed a free printable Bunny PEEPS template and printed out four of them. I placed a piece of paper between the layers of the shirt so the paint wouldn't bleed through from the front to the back. Next, I cut out the bunny PEEPS and placed those on the t-shirts. I secured the paper template to the shirt with a piece of tape on the back of the paper, just to hold it in place. 

Get to Stampin'!

 B loved stamping his bunnies onto the t-shirt using just paint and the eraser of a pencil.

Choose the paint colors you want to work with for the project. B loves to use all of the colors available, so he had a nice little pallet to work from. I chose to stick with just a couple of colors for S' bunny shirt, and once I was done, I realized that using just one color might have been a better idea. To each his or her own, though.

Use an eraser to create paint dots all around the edge of your paper template to make your design.

Dip the eraser on the end of a pencil into the paint, and begin stamping the paint dots around the edge of the paper template. Repeat as many times as you'd like. You can make a simple outline, or expand the dots outward for more of a picture.

S loved her cute little bunny shirt and she looked so adorable wearing it when we colored Easter eggs on Good Friday.

Big Bro B was lookin' cool in his unique trio of PEEPS t-shirt, too!

We had a blast making these t-shirts. We let them dry overnight before wearing.
The neat thing about this project is that you can do this with ANY paper template you can download and print out. You can stamp dots around the edge of the cut-out design, or you can stamp inside of the area you cut out from the entire sheet of paper. It's up to you! These shirt projects are great for holidays, birthdays, or just for fun!

It's not too late to make a cute shirt for Easter! 
Did you make this project? Be sure to share on social media and tag @mommysblockparty on Facebook or @mommysblckparty on Twitter & IG!

Wishing you a blessed Easter weekend!

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