Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Green Eggs and Ham

This is the last week of Reading Olympics at my son's school. The kids are invited to dress up based on a daily theme. Today's theme: Dr. Seuss! We love Dr. Seuss! We pulled out all of the books we had and chose "Green Eggs and Ham". (I think it was chosen simply because he liked the mouse!)
I thought it would be a neat and simple project to draw one of the illustrations on a t-shirt with Sharpies. It went really well! My husband and I (fortunately) have some drawing abilities and it was convenient for this project. We shared the responsibility of inhaling icky fumes to create this one-of-a-kind t-shirt for our kiddo to wear for participation.

Everything was going so well! The image looked good for mostly free-handing it with a permanent Sharpie marker... or so you would THINK a Sharpie was a PERMANENT marker. We let it sit over night and heat-set it in the morning before washing it. (I surely didn't want to send my kiddo to school reeking of Sharpie markers!) Here's what happened in the wash:

There's no saving this shirt... it will be a yard/play shirt now.

Time to start again! I've got a few hours and luckily (for this project) he's in the afternoon Kindergarten class.Success!

The shirt is finished and is as good as it's going to be for such a last-minute project for school today.
Time to air out the house and get ourselves ready to go...


casey said...

I think I like that one better than the one we did last night! It looks great!

Ruhammie said...

That white one was really well drawn! Great job! At least now he'll have a fun play shirt.

hoffee and a nuffin said...

Thanks, guys! I have a feeling he'll be requesting more "character" shirts soon... now that he knows he can get them :)

Whimsical Creations said...

Those turned out fantastic!

That is awful about the first one.

StunningAnnaK said...

He is the cutest and I'm sure everyone LOVED his shirt! Great job Mom!