Sunday, August 14, 2011

Captain America T-Shirt

My 3 year old son is OBSESSED with superheros. I did a lot better when my daughter was into princesses, I know NOTHING about superheros. I feel lost most of the time and find myself researching their different powers when the little guy is sleeping. I'll admit to wanting to win the "cool parent" award :)

After a struggle finding appropriate PJs one night (apparently he is too cool for Thomas & Mickey) I decided to try my hand at making him some. I always have a stash of t-shirts bought on clearance, so I grabbed one of those and some felt and got to work. Captain America seemed to be the easiest to tackle and this $1 t-shirt was the perfect blue. I cut some circles out of felt using different plates and cups found around the house and then carefully created an applique. He LOVED it and wore it for 48 straight hours- I finally got him to let me wash it. Next up: Superhero cape. Let's see who the cool parent is now :)

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16 comments:

momstheword said...

Awwww, that's adorable! I miss those precious days!

I was helping my 18 year old look at old pictures for a graduation slide show he was working on, and I found some old "superhero" pictures too, lol!

He also loved pretending he was Captain Hook, who was hardly a superhero, haha! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

mimijack said...

My 5 year old loves Captain America. He will Love this shirt.Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer
www.missmaggiesplace.blogspot.com

Sandie said...

That turned out great! I love it. It is hard to find boys pj's that they like. I always have trouble too. Thanks for sharing.

The Stingy Seamripper said...

What a great idea! My little guy is really into Captain America these days, so I may have to give this a try! Thanks for the idea :-)

Meg-o

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

The shirt looks great! It's always nice when your kids appreciate how much effort you put into something that they will like.

Kaysi said...

Super cute!!! I find it funny that you don't anything about superheros, because I know nothing about princesses :)

Kristen said...

this shirt is soooo cute!! love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Jo (@ boogaloo) said...

Adorable!

Lindsay said...

Oh, this is so sweet! Now that I have a little boy of my own, I will most definitely be making this! It would make a great gift as well!

By the way, I am hosting my very FIRST link party and I would love to have you link this to it--
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Ty and Whitty said...

Adorable. My little man would love this. Thank you so much for linking this up to mine and Lindsays Party Show and Share! Come on over and visit and follow me.

A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
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shopannies said...

love it my grand is my super hero :) come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This is such a labor of love! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Stacey said...

We're a superhero type of household. It makes me super happy to see great superhero T-shirt ideas that don't cost a million bucks.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

I love this shirt!!! I might have to make one for my nephew. Good luck with the superhero cape!

Kimberlyann said...

This is great, I know someone who is having their son got as Captain America for Halloween. Will have to pass this on!
Thanks for sharing, would love for you to link up with us at http://www.thesasselife.com/2011/09/link-party-2.html.

Hope to see you there
Kim
www.thesasselife.com

Yxl Ian said...

wow,it looks very good,I like the Captain America t shirt.