With Halloween on the way, it's a perfect time to make a Frankenstein shirt! This would be a fun costume for kids or adults.
Author: Amanda Formaro
Black and white fabric paint
Black fabric paint marker
Shirt form or piece of foam core board
Tools: paintbrushroll of duct tape*, ruler, bottle of glue*
If you do a lot of t-shirt painting, you probably have a t-shirt form. I just use a piece of foam core board and insert it inside the t-shirt. This gives you a solid surface to work on as well as protecting the back side of your shirt from any seepage (of which I had none, but never hurts to be safe).
Use the fabric marker to draw the hair, which is simply lines going up and down in a triangular pattern across the front of the shirt, about chest level.
Squeeze some black fabric paint on to a plastic dish or palette (paper plates can absorb paint, so avoid using those) and brush the paint onto the shirt within the drawn lines.
Use a ruler and your marker to draw your eyebrow. Use the roll of duct tape and trace around it to create the eyes below the brow.
Trace the glue bottle inside the larger circles to create the eye pupils. Use your paintbrush to color in the eyebrow and pupils with black paint, and paint the whites of the eyes with white fabric paint.
Finish Frankie off by using the marker to add a simple nose, some stitches and a stitched mouth.
Follow the instructions on your fabric paint for curing. This product says to dry flat for four hours and wash inside out after 72 hours.
Then find a silly ham of a child to wear it and take lots of pictures! Happy Halloween!
Expert Tips & FAQs
*The bottle of glue and roll of duct tape are simply for tracing circles for the eyes, you will not actually be using either one.
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