You can't see me in this pic, but I'm the one behind the camera trying to let go of my crafting perfectionism... I let the boys pick out (admittedly with some "guidance" from me) the designs they wanted to paint on their shirts, then cut the designs from freezer paper with my Cricut (these were simple shapes from the Mickey Font cartridge). I then let them pick out whatever paint color they wanted. Would I have chosen the iridescent green Josh went with? Probably not. But it made him really, really happy. He also loved squeezing the paint onto the shirt and brushing it on with the sponge brush. Bless their hearts, they really tried to keep the paint in the design, and there was only minimal green and red splotching elsewhere on the shirts. (Sam's was especially noticeable since the splotches looked like blood...) Here's the finished product at the happiest place on Earth:
Freezer paper stencils are just plain awesome -- make personalized shirts for any kid, any occasion, any style preference, whatever. Cheap and fun!
P.S. Freezer paper stenciling is cool for grown-ups, too. Sometime soon I'll show you the cool shirts we did for our Dirty Dash team. :)