Dad's Day Stick Family Shirt

Measures 10" x 7"
 

You’ve seen them on the back windshield of SUVs and other vehicles - those stick figures that represent each member of the family.  Now you can put them on a shirt for Dad as a gift for Father’s Day.  Just download my original stencils, print them on freezer paper and then paint.  There are five different images in various sizes.  Choose the ones that best match the kids at your house and work best with your project.  This is a fun, simple and inexpensive gift that dad is sure to enjoy. 

Directions

COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.

step 1 - Download the instructions and stencils. 

step 2 - Cut a sheet of freezer paper to measure 8.5” x 11”.  Iron the very top edge of the paper, shiny side down onto a sheet of card stock.   Smooth it out against the card stock so it lays flat and iron the very bottom edge.  This will hold the freezer paper in place as it feeds through your inkjet printer.  Feed the page so that it prints on the dull side of the freezer paper.  Mark the center of the stencil after printing to help you align it with the center of the shirt later.

step 3 - Use a craft knife to cut along the image outlines.  Save the die cut pieces.

step 4 - Iron the stencil to the center front of the shirt.

step 4 - Iron the stencil to the center front of the shirt.

step 5 - At this point you could paint the figures just as they are if you wish.  If you prefer the outline look I created, trim each of the die cut pieces approximately 1/16” following the shape of the piece.  The finished piece will be slightly smaller than the stencil, creating a narrow space between it and the stencil image.

step 6 - Place the die cut pieces inside the stencil and iron them to the shirt.  Don’t forget to also position the center of the letters, DAD.

step 6 - Place the die cut pieces inside the stencil and iron them to the shirt.  Don’t forget to also position the center of the letters, DAD.

step 7 - Airbrush the stencil with two layers of clear paint allowing them to dry in between.  This will help the white paint show up brighter on the black shirt.  Airbrush with two coats of white paint. 

step 8 - When the paint is dry, peel off the freezer paper.  Some of the pieces may not come off with the page.  Lift them off easily by inserting a craft knife under the edges. 

step 8 - When the paint is dry, peel off the freezer paper.  Some of the pieces may not come off with the page.  Lift them off easily by inserting a craft knife under the edges. 

step 9 - Use a small brush and white paint to add eyes, mouths and any other small details you want.  Allow the paint to dry for 48 hours.  Cover with a protective cloth and iron to set the paint.

step 9 - Use a small brush and white paint to add eyes, mouths and any other small details you want.  Allow the paint to dry for 48 hours.  Cover with a protective cloth and iron to set the paint.

 

Supplies

At Testors.com

  •  9495 Clear Paint
  •  9440 White Paint
  •  small brush

At Michaels

  •  card stock
  •  Craft knife
  •  Black tee shirt

Grocery Store

  •  Reynolds Freezer Paper

Miscellaneous

  •  Iron
  •  Inkjet printer

At Amazon

  • Aztek airbrush

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