Kids Craft: 100th Day of School T Shirt Idea
This Friday, my daughter will celebrate her one hundredth day of kindergarten. One of her assignments was to make a T shirt to wear to school with 100 things on it. Looking through my craft room, I came up with this Gumball Machine 100th Day of School T Shirt Idea. Here is how we made it.
- Plain T Shirt you could use T Shirts from gblabels.co.uk, they are high quality and easy to buy in bulk for tons of fun.
- Paper Plate
- Felt (2 colors)
- Fabric Glue
- Small Foam Spouncer
- 10 Paint Colors
We found a plain white T Shirt that Mia is almost growing out of to use.
The first thing we did was use a paper plate to trace the globe of the gumball machine with a Sharpie Marker.
Next, I cut out two rectangles (small and large) for the base of the gumball machine, a circle (for the quarter slot), and a knob out of felt. It doesn’t have to be perfect! I just eye balled it. Glue it to the shirt with fabric glue.
Using the paper plate we just traced, I had my daughter pick her first color. You only need a small dab of paint per color on the spouncer. We counted to ten aloud as she gently dabbed 10 yellow gumballs on the shirt.
I only had one spouncer, so I had to clean it after each color and dry it with a paper towel. One by one she chose a color and counted to ten out loud. In between each color we practiced counting by 10’s.
We continued until she had 100 gumballs! Twenty more to go…
Here is a close up of her gumball artwork!
Let the shirt dry overnight. Here is the final result! She can’t wait to wear it on Friday to school.