The thing my husband loves to do the most in life is play with his boys. The minute he gets home, they are normally wrestling on the living room floor while I finish up dinner. Keeping that in mind, I thought it would be fun to make him a “play shirt”, which combines two great ideas from two other blogs: A target on the front (from Celebrate Every Day with Me) and a road on the back (from Design Dazzle).
Here’s what you’ll need: a white t-shirt, fabric markers, red and white fabric, and a sewing machine (optional: you could just draw the target on the front of the shirt with fabric markers).
1. Trace circles from your fabric. I used a dinner plate, salad plate, and large cup. Cut the largest and smallest from the red fabric and the medium-sized circle from the white fabric.
2. Pin the circles on top of each other and sew.
3. Pin the target onto the front of the shirt. Make sure you pin it only on the first layer of fabric.
4. Carefully sew around the perimeter of the target onto the front layer of the shirt only.
All done with the front!
5. Turn the shirt over and draw a car track on the back of the shirt. I didn’t use a pattern (which I probably should have), I just made it up as I went along and used a Sharpie.
6. Let your little helpers use the fabric markers to add some color to the shirt. Ask your child to help you think of other places to add to the shirt.
The front: Perfect for aiming flying objects like angry bird plush toys, water balloons, and Nerf darts.
The back: Perfect for a quick back massage using matchbox cars!
As we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, I would ask that you would consider helping the fatherless. Click on the link below to donate just $10 to my friend Meagan and her incredible work in Zambia! We have reached almost 70% of our goal!