Our Lego Ninjago birthday party is coming up, and I’m making t-shirts for all the kids as party favors.
I tried two different ideas for the shirts. First, I made stenciled ninja silhouettes for the older boys. Details on where I got the blank shirts and created the stencils are in that post.
And for the younger kids, here’s how the cute Ninjago eyes T-shirts turned out:
Instructions for DIY Ninjago eyes T-shirts:
- Create a template for the eyes and trace it onto contact paper. Cut out the template, including the eyebrows and eyes. I used a circle cutter – you could also use a large circle punch – for the eyes. You can print this image and enlarge or shrink it as needed:
- Stick the contact paper onto yellow fabric, trace around the outside with a pencil and use black fabric paint and a stencil brush to paint the eyes and eyebrows.
- When the paint dries, iron it on both sides to heat set the paint.
- Iron Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive onto the back of yellow fabric.
- Peel the backing paper off and iron the yellow fabric on to the T-shirt.
- I used black puffy paint to outline the fabric, which also seals the edges to help prevent peeling and fraying.
- Your design will last longer if you wash the shirt inside out.
Here are some close-ups of red Ninjago Kai and blue Ninjago Jay:
Besides red for Kai, and blue for Jay, I also made heather gray (because I’m not crazy enough to make a white T-shirt for a little boy) for Zane, black for Cole, and green for Lloyd Garmadon, the birthday boy!
Hope you’ll try some of these ideas and make shirts for your own little guys!