Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dad's Homemade Christmas Gift Surprise! "Back Massage" Shirt

Shhh....this project is a surprise.
My husband is under strict orders to NOT read my blog post today!

The girls and I always try to make a gift for Geoff that is useful as well as creative. 
This year, while trolling Pinterest, I came across an image of a back massage t-shirt and knew it was the perfect kid-made gift for daddy this Christmas.

You draw a map on the backside of a t-shirt and the kids drive cars all over daddy's back to give him a "massage" I predict there will be lots of giggling Christmas morning.

The blog post that the shirt idea originated fromprovided templates if you'd like to use them but we like to do things our own way and freehand it.

We raided one of Geoff's white t-shirt style, 100% cotton, undershirts.
Then, we folded up some newspaper and put it inside to keep the ink from bleeding through to the front of the t-shirt.

We thought about using fabric crayons or markers but decided to use what was in the house
and it's probably not going to be worn or washed that much anyway! 

So, we got out our permanent markers.
I marked off some roads and "E" got to work adding the yellow dotted lines. 

Then, both girls colored houses, a coffee shop, parking lots, a football stadium (On Wisconsin!), a playground and traffic lights. 

So many fun details.

They named it "Dad-Ville" 

After all of the details were in, we put it in a gift box with some new Matchbox cars. 
The idea is that Geoff will wear the shirt and lay down on the floor while the girls drive cars all over his back! : )

We had fun working on it and I know their daddy is going to love it.

Happy Homemade Gift Making!

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