My husband loves to get homemade gifts from the kids for Father’s Day so I am always on the lookout for easy ideas.
When my oldest was just a couple months old I found a Father’s Day handprint shirt kit at the grocery store and we’ve made a bunch of them over the years!
Father’s Day Handprint Shirt
- Cotton T shirt
- Fabric paint
- Fabric markers
- Paintbrush or sponge stamps
- wax paper or newspaper
Prep your shirt by washing and drying it. We even ironed ours so it was easier to work with. Stick the wax paper in between the layers of the shirt so the paint doesn’t bleed through.
Then paint the fabric paint onto your child’s hands and have them make a handprint on the center of the shirt. When my kids were younger and putting things into their mouths I would trace their handprint onto a kitchen sponge and use that as a stamp for the shirt.
When the handprints are dry you can add the saying “Best Dad Hands Down!” I used to paint it on for the kids but this year they were able to do it themselves. You can also try sponge letter stamps or a stencil from the craft store if you want the lettering to be precise.
Have the kids label their names and add the date and you are set!
The fabric paint dries fairly quickly (ours was totally set in a couple hours) so this handprint shirt is perfect for anyone who needs a last minute idea!