Sunday, December 12, 2010

T-shirt take home gifts

This weekend my oldest daughter had a slumber party . Since we always love to do a theme , she decided to have her & her friends go “camping”!

So up the big tent went in the basement! We went through all her stuffed animals & found all the bears . Then placed them around the tent & areas of the basement. And with any great camp ground , you have to get your souvenir t-shirt!
At “Camp Noelle” the girls were able to create their own. This was a great craft project & they’ll were all very excited to make this. This craft for 4 girls only cost about $20 to complete.

You’ll need a t-shirt (washed & dried) , iron on transfer sheets that can be drawn on (available at any craft store), permanent markers , ink jet printer (optional), iron & ironing board

First wash & dry you’re the t-shirts. This will help ensure that the transfer sheets will properly adhere to the t-shirts ( I found that out the hard way!).

Decide your camp name & using one of the transfer sheets print camp name -one for each person. Or if you don't want to use a printer, you can easily use a pemanent marker. Then cut each camp name off the sheet & iron to the t-shirt according to the directions for the transfer sheet. I did this before the party for all the shirts so they would be ready to go.

Next, cut the rest of the transfer sheets in half so that there is a nice size rectangle for each child to draw their picture on. Set up a table complete with permanent markers & let them get creative! It was really cute to see how each picture turned out. They also ended up agreeing on an official camp sign & each drew it on their picture as well.

Little sister had to make one too!
Once they were all done, I again ironed on the sheets according to the directions. They loved their new t’s and were proud to show them off!
This ended up being such a fun project I can see us doing this again for other parties as well. It makes for such a fun take home gift too!


texwisgirl said...

what a cute party!!! great winter-time camping method too!

Nancy said...

Looks like the girls had an awesome time. What a great idea to make "memory" t-shirts. Very creative.

Linda in New Mexico said...

What a fantastic idea for an awesome indoor campout. very creative. I will have to borrow the idea for GK's birthday something or other 11th birthday.

Because of your generous advice, I was able to construct a winter wonderland totem this last week. I still need to string the beads and connect to the totem and then I will send you some pix as as well as posting it to my blog.

You da bestest, The Olde Bagg herself, Linda

Out on the prairie said...

Very nice idea, I am sure this will be remembered well.So did they ever sleep?LOL

Barb and Steve said...

Looks like Noelle had a great party! Cute idea!

Treehugger_31 said...

Really cute idea! Back when I taught preschool we did something similar during "camping" week. I brought in a tent and set it up in the classroom. We put games and books in it for the kids to play with. We also made "campfires" at art time using toilet rolls (logs) and tissue paper (fire). Fun! :)

Canyon Girl said...

I bet the girls love to come to your house! What a fun time -- I enjoyed reading about it very much.--Inger