Teachers, birthday party planning parents and small children’s theater costume coordinators at some time have experienced the frustration of gathering all the pieces parts for a particular theme and budget.
A tee-shirt craft will last far longer than the birthday cake or those annoying paper party blowers the kids love. This post will show you how to mix and match a tee-shirt with kids’ favorite accessories the Heart Felt Play Store way.
Update Here I am with the Science Fairy at a local Tantrums Resale POP UP with my version of a Construction Workers vest. I “embellished” with duct tape.
BTW: do you like That Science Fairy’s Lab Coat?
We have a STEM surprise coming…check back or email us to find out first. HeartFeltPlayStore@gmail.com
I know I really do not like running all over town nor do I enjoy mixing and matching craft items from 3 or 4 online stores.
Note: colors from multiple manufacturers and lots will never exactly match. But will coordinate well enough for the kids.
Cut off neckline and hems with sewing shears. Cut jagged edges to look tattered for Peter Pan of shipped wrecked pirate tee-shirt.
Every One Can Purchase a Tee-shirt Locally, but….
Sure, there are plenty of party sections at your local discount store or party shop, but…you need affordable materials that are unique are your birthday boy or girl or a little Sunday School skit.
My favorite place for Shipped Wrecked sailor shirts is Dollar Tree for a $1.*
* But, alas, when I need & tee-shirts in size 6 to 8 hunter green shirts they are all sold out at Dollar Tree. I have had that happen. You get what you get! That is why I added basic plain Tee-shirts to my e-commerce store.
Prepare to Be Inspired…
I will be updating this post with more images…I cheated with my old images.
Cookie cutters make wonderful stencils for an outline to color in with fabric markers or fabric paint. I usually trace the shape on cardboard from an empty cereal box. Then use my large sewing shears to cut out the shapes for tracing patterns for the kids.
Start Creating with a Basic Tee-shirt
Apple Green Tee-shirt
Idea #2 Turtle shirt with fabric glue or sewn on felt front and shell.
Add Wings to a basic color co-ordinated tee-shirt. Buy a pair of pterodactyl wings from Heart Felt Play Store or use: tissue paper; felt; cardboard’ or brown paper bag to make wings.
Add a dinosaur mask and tail to a basic tee-shirt. The kids can add their own spots to their Tee-shirt with fabric paint or fabric markers.
BUMBER: The dinosaur tails have gone extinct from our supplier. We only a very few tails in stock. Grap those tails before they are gone…gone..gone..for good. Click HERE for the purple tail while you can.
For fun add a dino dig kit.
For dinosaur drawing inspiration check out the Shine and Reveal book Who’s Bones are Those?
Note: 6/21/18 until 6/30/18( or while supply lasts) Dinosaur Shine and reveal books are The DEAL of the DAY for 50% off.
Make DIY bug masks from a paper plate or purchase foam bug mask kits from Heart Felt Play Store wile supply lsts.. ( Feel free to request via our CONTACT form on any Heart Felt Play Store Catalog page.
Allow the party guest or classmates to decorate their own basic tee-shirt in coordinating colors.
Heart Felt Play Store will have small sets of Fabric Markers published and ready for sale. Reserve yours today by sending us an email at HeartFeltPlayStore@Gmail.com I will personally send you a special discount code to use once I have completely moved and done all the techie stuff at the new online sales portal to Volusion.
Just for fun add bug temporary tattoos or stickers.
Add paw print temporary tattoos to inspire paw print design on a tee-shirt.
For the full dog look at dog ears and dog collar (wrist bracelet- do NOT try to wear on neck.)
Idea #7 1/2
Dog ears and nose added to a rust-colored shirt.
The Rust Tee-shirt co-ordinates with the horse bandana for a simple costume.
Idea # 9
Are you Chicken? well, not exactly. This is a DIY ROOSTER Mask Kit that will coordinate with the rust Tee-shirt as well. If you are feeling bold and beautiful, hot glue the Rust colored Tee-shirt with feathers….a-a-a-a-CHOO!
Yes, this mask is in stock, but, may not be updated to publish in Heart Felt Play Store’s new catalog. Feel free to request information by email: HeartFeltPlayStore.com The online new url will be opened by June 7th.
RED Basic Tee-shirt
What to you think about trimminga red tee-shirt with white fabric adn big buttons for the Santa in the Summer look>
Add dinosaur wings, dinosaur gloves to a red tee-shirt
Bad news: The dinosaur tails and wings are discontinued by my suppliers. Only a very few left in stock. Grab the last of the dinosaurs tails and dragon wings before they go extinct.
Be a valentine/ ladybug by adding a pair of wings and antenna.
You can also use cardboard or felt for wings. Use fabric paint or fabric markers to spot the ladybug.
Add a bandana to a white or black tee-shirt. Wear around the neck or pull over your face. You can use fabric paint or glue on irregular shapes to look like cow markings.
Who loves that Purple Dinosaur on the kid’s show? Well, here is basic purple tee-shirt for starters.
Be a talking flower. Wear a headband with your t-shirt. Decorate your shirt with leaves or additional flowers. You may come up smelling like a rose.
Get inspired No byNon-cents Nanna’s purple talking flower headband. ( I do have a few left in a box in the closet. Feel free to use email us to start a conversation if you are too busy to create your own headband.)
Add a purple dinosaur tail to a purple tee-shirt. Green spots optional.
Add balloons to a basic Tee-shirt.
Pastels on a light colored Tee-shirt can look like a bubble bath.
Purple balloons on a basic purple Tee-shirt can make you look like a bunch of grapes.
Basic Pink Tee-shirt
Wearing a basic pink, beige or chocolate Tee-shirt will be a good start for a hula skirt or a banana leaf skirt.
Wear a bikini top over the tee-shirt. Or do some artwork with fabric markers, fabric paint or cut out bra shaped felt sewn or glued on.c
In this image Sophie-Do-It models one of my old felt creations, the banana leaf skirt made from felt plus trim. ( I still have a few tucked away. But no longer am able to craft.)
Pink is the perfect color for a piglet.
Heart Felt Play Store has pig bandanas in stock that can pair up with a basic pink Tee-shirt
Note: at this time we only carry the child size 6 to 8.
Idea #17 1/2
Add a pig snout and a headband pair of ears.
Yes you CAN allow your daughter to wear a tutu and pair of fairy wings with a basic Tee-shirt.
No need to decorate. But you can with washable dots glitter glue,
Basic Light Blue Tee-shirt
Idea # 19
Add tiara to a basic tee-shirt and you will make almost any little princess wanna so very happy.
If you are not into handing over a bottle of washable glitter glue or fabric paint- in case you child wants to the the tee-shirt for 5 days in row, No Non-cents Nanna has an alternate idea…Check out the temporary washing star or heart tattoos in the Heart Felt Play Store catalog. ( Please bear with me as I edit the catalog and create new money saving add-on packages for the basic tee-shirt line.
Use fabric marders or fabric paint for the older kids to color in fish shapes on an ocean blue tee-shirt.
Basic Orange Tee-shirt
Add a pumpkin beanie to be a pumpkin. Or use yellow fabric paint to create a pumpkin face.
Make a safety vest by adding bright yellow duct tape.
Giraffe visor will top off a decrated tee-shirt. Just add giraffe spot iwth fabric marker or fabric paint. Parents may choose to hot glue on felt shapes for the long neck giraffee look on the basic tee-shirt.
Idea #22 1/2
Tiger beanie for the tiger head. Use black fabric markers to draw on tiger stripes an orange tee-shirt.
Basic Grey Tee-shirt
Grey is great for elephant. Add an elephant maks and baggy grey leggings.
You CHEETAH! Almost every girl wants to be a cat.
Heart Felt Play Store has a few cheetah sock in stock and some ahdn crafted ears. You can paint on cheetah spot to a basic tee-shirt.
Just for fun check out all the jungle animal ears and tails at Heart Felt Play Store.
Add-on washable temporay tattoos or stickers. (Current stock is in the process of editing for moving saving add-on bargain when you purchase our basic tee-shirts. Please bear wih me, Malika Bourne, the No Non-cents Nanna as I work on updating Heart Felt Play Store. If you need something you do not see on the catalog please use the CONTACT FORM n any Heart Felt Play Store Catalog page. If you leave yoru phone # I will personally call you back with in 24 hours frma 719 phone phone area code.)