A great craft for the start of school, children create personalized T-shirts made of paper, featuring their names and a drawing. Hang them all in your classroom on a clothesline for a fun display.
What You Need:
- White paper, 8 ½- by 11-inch size
What You Do:
- Draw an illustration of a short-sleeved T-shirt, then cut it out. This will be your T-shirt template.
- Have each student trace your template onto a piece of white paper, then cut it out to create their own T-shirts.
- Ask children to write their names in big block letters at the bottom of the shirt.
- Have students draw an illustration above their name using crayons. It could be of their family, a favorite animal, a favorite sport – anything meaningful to them.
- Clip your students’ T-shirts onto a string with clothespins.
- Hang up the string with T-shirts on a wall to give it a clothesline look.
Optional: Add bows to the end of the clothesline.
- Find tiny clothespins at a craft store and use them to hang T-shirts.
- Take a headshot of each student and glue it behind his or her T-shirt.
- Use the T-shirts on a bulletin board to identify students' work.
- Buy real T-shirts at a discount store and allow students to decorate them with acrylic paint and glitter. This is a great way to keep track of kids on a field trip.