Friday, June 8, 2012

Homemade Father's Day Gift - Backrub T-Shirt


With Father's Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a homemade gift idea with you
that is easy to make with your kids and you may even have all of the supplies you need to make it in the house! P.S. Your kids and Hubby will love it too!


The girls and I always try to make gifts for Geoff that are 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. It would be a fantastic Father's Day gift too!

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." There was a lot of giggling when he opened it -- from daddy and his girls! The blog post that the shirt idea originated fromprovided templates but we like to do things our own way.


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 play ground, 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 their daddy loves it.


Happy Homemade Gift Making!

For more homemade gift ideas, 
check out my FREE Pink and Green Mama Crafts 


Fondly,
Pink and Green Mama


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