Easy Kids Summertime T-Shirt- Beach Crab

Summer is here and our 1st project of the summer is a shirt ready to wear to the beach. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cute crab. She is very happy about this shirt because she is a huge spongbob fan. Says her shirt reminds her of Mr. Krabs. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t care for the show so I am happy that her shirt is much cuter.

Similar instructions we did when we created her flag shirt found at this link.

Very inexpensive shirt found at our local Target. Inserted wax paper inside. For this project we turned the shirt upside down.

Lots of bright red Folk Art acrylic paint by Plaid in a plate ready to paint little hands. I use one of my Donna Dewberry Plaid brushes as well.

What kid doesn’t love getting their hands painted??

We put LOTS and LOTS of paint on it so it was nice and dark. Pressed onto the shirt so that the thumbs are pointing in the direction of the neckline.

One down… one to go…

After a washing of the 1st hand in the sink- painted the other hand and helped her line it up so the palms over lap a little bit.

Once she washed both her hands. This is where I helped. Using another color paint. Simply painted on a mouth and some eyes. ๐Ÿ™‚ We didn’t have black so navy blue it is. (Patriotic crab too). Once it is fully dried- I forgot to take a photo but also see our flag shirt. We ironed the shirt very well to heat set it. After 24 hours. And then she was able to wear it. I will allow it to dry another day or 2 before I wash it. It will not come out. Permanent.

I am madly in love with her!!!

One last photo. She wanted to be sure to show off her skirt. She loves to twirl around in. ๐Ÿ™‚ such a girly girl. She picks her own poses too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ready for the beach (minus the skirt).


26 Responses to Easy Kids Summertime T-Shirt- Beach Crab
  1. bernadette c
    June 8, 2011 | 10:59 am

    these are so cute….think the kids will make crabby shirts for their teachers to put in their summer totes ๐Ÿ˜›
    awesome! thanks

  2. Tiffany
    June 8, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Ahh– I love this!!! My parents are from Maryland so I appreciate crabs! Too cute!

  3. Kristin
    June 8, 2011 | 12:35 pm

    What a really cute idea!

  4. Amy
    June 8, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    What a great little model you have there!!! PS-thought the shirt was cute too!

  5. sparkling74
    June 8, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    That is so cute and so ridiculously easy!!! How awesome is that??????

  6. Sharon
    June 8, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    Precious! We can’t wait to make one. Have to run and pick up a shirt. Love the skirt! Is she about 5? Too cute! My little girl is 5 and she was really excited to see it!
    Thanks for sharing all your things!

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  10. Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum
    June 10, 2011 | 12:16 am

    This is the cutest shirt! Try leaving her thumb unpainted to make an octopus! My daughter did a painting like that at preschool. That would be another cute addition to the closet!

  11. Jerri
    June 10, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    What an adorable project! Love this!

  12. teresa
    June 10, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    She’s such a doll!! great craft to share with her.. you have a wonderful site and i enjoy it soooo much. thank you

  13. Kat Griffin
    June 10, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    super cute ness

  14. Michelle
    June 10, 2011 | 10:58 pm

    The little crab is adorable. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  15. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    June 12, 2011 | 5:41 am

    That is just too cute, such a fun project for the kids:@)

  16. Jenni
    June 12, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    OMGoodness this is so cute. You should come over and check out the FD gift ideas I posted on Friday. I think you will enjoy it! This so absolutely adorable, just adorable!

  17. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
    June 12, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    So cute–I love it! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. April
    June 13, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    Too cute! I love her skirt too! I am just about to make one for my daughter! Your shirt is so clever! ~April @ Wildflowers & Whimsy

  19. Jessica@MakeItLovely
    June 13, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    really darling!

  20. Kristy Life n Reflection
    June 13, 2011 | 8:24 pm

    That is such a cute idea and perfect for summer!

  21. Michelle Paige
    June 13, 2011 | 8:51 pm

    Absolutely adorable! I love the crab’s eyes…so cute! I wish my kid’s hands were smaller so we could do this!

  22. Shirley L
    June 13, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    This is adorable! I’ll have to add it to our “to do” list this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Lina
    June 13, 2011 | 10:24 pm

    A-dorable!!! Love it ๐Ÿ™‚ What a great idea for a summer shirt.

    Fancy Frugal Life

  24. Tina
    June 14, 2011 | 7:23 am

    great idea.
    Would love it if you’d link it up to my 20 minute tuesday party going on now ๐Ÿ˜‰ Details here:

  25. CrafterBerly
    June 14, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    This is great! Loving all the handprint artwork.

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