I'm so excited to participate in Tailor Made Teaching 's Summer Blog Hop. We end every year with kid created t-shirts in my classroom. We wear these shirts on the last day of school just before we usher in the summer. This year I wanted something quick and fun. I found this idea on Pinterest and recreated it with my own twist. The total project time was 2 hours for 18 students. I had them working on independent work while I called them over to a table.
Materials: shirts, spray bottle, acrylic paint, wood letters, pencil (for splattering) and paper to cover the table.
1. The first step that isn't shown here was to take all of my old anchor charts down and reuse them on the table. After every 3 or 4 shirts, I would peel away a layer and recycle it.
2. Then mix 1/2 bottle of acrylic paint in a spray bottle filled with water. You will need to shake regularly.
3. Lay out your letters in order so that kids can find a phrase or word quickly. These letters are made of wood.
|DIY Class T-Shirt|
5. The kids wanted to have fun with some splatter paint.
|DIY Class T-shirts|
6. Remove the letters and leave the shirts to dry.
|DIY Class T-shirt|
|DIY Class Shirt|
To celebrate the summer I made a freebie that you may be able to use for your class. It's a great way to get a writing sample for the next year's teacher.