Snowman Footprint T-Shirts

  • I bought the shirts at Target for 4.99 each. You can use any t-shirt, but for the youngsters, this was the best.
  • I also pre-washed the shirts.
  • The best paint to use is craft fabric paint. It is very permanent. I have tried ink (which is what I did w/ these) and it washes off over time. I actually used embossing ink, and embossing powder first on these shirts. That washed off somewhat, so I re-touched the entire thing w/ fabric paint- which is why it looks like it does. I used a stipple brush, and I like that it looks all snowy.
  • I painted the face w/ the paints after it dried. I also had the kids use their fingers to make the snowflakes.
  • Of course it helps to have someone help you when doing the footprint. The best thing to do, is put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt and lay it flat. Do a dry run with the little one and whoever is helping you, so you know where you will put the footprint.
  • Once you paint their foot, and stamp it onto the fabric, press all the toes and their foot evenly, so that it stamps nicely on the fabric.
  • You can always touch it up or go over it with paint and a stipple brush – as I did if you want it darker.
  • Accessorize! Add a fabric scarf-I sewed a scrap of fabric on- buttons, and a hat if you wish. I did not want to cover their footprint up with much.
  • Of course I wouldn’t recommend sewing buttons on a baby’s shirt- just for safety reasons.
Have fun! This is one of my favorite projects to do w/ the kids. 🙂

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  1. 5

    What do you paint the child’s food with so it come off of there feet

  2. 6

    These are so cute! I had to make these snowmen today after I saw them. Instead of shirts, I made Happy Winter cards for Grandparents. My 7-month-old tolerated it pretty nicely. I highly recommend using a high chair for little ones. I used white pearl acrylic paint on medium blue paper. I cut slits on either side of the snowman’s “neck” and pulled a skinny strip of flannel through them. I tied the scarf and pulled some threads to fray the ends and make fringe. I drew features with a pen.
    Great idea! Thanks!

  3. 7

    Ok this is waaaaay cute! Love it Thanks

  4. 8

    oh now that is just too cute 🙂

  5. 9

    How adorable! I think I can actually do this craft, too! So cute!!! I am going to stumble this post for you, too 🙂

    Happy New Year!