If you need a quick Patriotic option for the kids, this Hand Print American Flag Shirt can be made in about 5 minutes! It’s personalized and turns out super cute!
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I’m a BIG fan of making special clothes or accessories for my girls for holidays, and we ALWAYS wear themed clothing on holidays. This year we decided to make our own Hand Print American Flag Shirts and I’m in LOVE with how they turned out!
My nearly 10 year-old was convinced she was gonna hate the shirt, until she made and now she thinks it’s adorable. So…pre-teen approved!
How do you make these hand print American flag shirts?
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
You will need:
Step 2: Paint the hand blue.
Next, you will need to suppress every inkling of, “don’t do this” and paint your kid’s hand blue. Remember, this needs to be the LEFT hand!
Paint it liberally to make sure the hand is nice and covered so it leaves a solid handprint on the shirt.
Step 3: Press the hand to the shirt.
Line up your kid’s hand on the top left of the front of the shirt, and carefully press their hand down. I was repeatedly saying to my kids, “Don’t move, don’t wiggle, just let Mommy press it down.”
It worked. They both pressed their hands straight down, and then let me press on the tops of their fingers to make a nice handprint.
Pro Tip: Before doing this, place a piece of cardboard, or an old notebook or something inside the shirt to keep the paint from bleeding through. Ask me how I know.
Step 4: Paint on the stripes.
No need to tape, just start closest to the hand, and slide the paintbrush across the shirt. Naturally let the paint run out to create a faded look to the end of the stripes.
Let the paint dry for about 30 minutes, to ensure it’s totally dry before letting your child wear it. Wash and dry like normal!
I found our white t-shirts at Walmart, but you can get them from wherever. Tank tops would also be cute for these Hand Print American Flag Shirts!
Want more patriotic ideas?
- No Bake Patriotic Cheesecake – The perfect dessert for your 4th of July get together!
- DIY Patriotic Bubblegum Necklace – These necklaces turn out so cute and they’re so easy to make!
- Patriotic Sprinkle Cookies – These cookies are as delicious as they are adorably festive!
So whether you need just one Hand Print American Flag Shirt, or a dozen, they’re so quick to make you’re going to love them! Happy making!