Essentially, you trace your child's hand on freezer paper, cut out the inside-part of the tracing, and iron the paper to the t-shirt. You're left with a perfectly shaped stencil for fabric paint. We didn't have any freezer paper, however, so I amended the steps a little bit. Here's our version:
- Trace your baby's hand on paper (If you have a 4 month old, like I do, you gotta trace fast! Those little hands don't stay still for long!)
- Cut out the handprint
Happy Thanksgiving to all you turkeys!
NOTE: Just wanted to post a quick update on using a sharpie vs. using a fabric marker. The sharpie worked fine for outlining the hand using the dot technique I talked about above as long as I painted over the dots with the fabric paint. However, I also used the sharpie to write "Baby Turkey" and after a couple of washes, that bled into the fabric. I would highly recommend using a fabric pen if you plan to write something on the fabric.