We found new and slightly used bottles of fabric paint at the thrifty store for $0.39 each!
At another local thrift place we bought this small man’s t-shirt for a quarter.
Freshly laundered and with a box slipped inside, it’s a blank canvas for my little artist!
Pie spent a good 45 minutes drawing various puppies and dogs of all shapes and sizes before settling on this “perfect-to-her” pooch. Isn’t he cute?
It wasn’t quite as large as she wanted so we scanned it, enlarged and printed out in bold lines.
She traced it with a black Sharpie (bought in a pack of 6 for $1.00 at the flea market) so that it would show through the fabric better.
We taped the area she wanted her puppy in with Scotch tape, slipped her drawing inside, and put a few thumbtacks through the fabric and into box to keep the paper from moving.
After discussing various colors and features she wanted to include,
Pie chose a pretty metallic brown to outline her puppy in.
She took her time and really concentrated on her task, stopping to admire her work now and then.
We waited about 20 minutes to add details so that the brown paint wouldn’t smudge.
Meet “Sparks” the wonder pup, complete with glow in the dark spots and glittering toenails
What kinds of crafts do your kids like to keep busy on?