Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

handprint red, white and blue flag t-shirt

Here’s a quick and easy summer project that your kids can make (with a little help from you, of course)! This handprint flag t-shirt is perfect for a Fourth of July celebration and you won’t need much besides a t-shirt, paint and a little hand, of course! Check out our instructions to get started.
Step 1
First, place the t-shirt form inside your red shirt. 
Step 2
Next, spread blue paint onto a paper plate (or piece of palette paper). Dip your hand into the paint so that it covers your entire palm and the bottoms of all your fingers. 
Step 3
Lay your shirt onto your working surface. Place your painted hand onto the shirt’s front to make a handprint on its upper left side (upper right if you were wearing the shirt). 
Step 4
Turn the entire shirt and dip your hand into the paint again. Press your hand onto the shirt again to make a second handprint over the first. Match your palm to the first palm print so that they overlap, but make sure your fingers land in a different spot than the first set of prints. 
Step 5
Repeat Step 4 once more to make another handprint with fingers in another spot. Now your prints should look like a starburst. Let the paint dry.
 
TIP: ADULT: Use a hair dryer to help speed up the paint’s dry time. 
Step 6
Next, place horizontal strips of tape to the right and below the handprint to help make the flag’s stripes. You’ll paint onto the blank areas in between the tape. Press down firmly on the tape’s edges to make sure no paint can seep underneath. 
Step 7
Dip your Spouncer™ into white paint, then dab it in an up-and-down motion onto the spaces between each strip of tape. Let the paint dry and, if you need to, repeat this step to add a second coat of paint to your stripes. 
Step 8
Once you’re finished, carefully peel away the strips of tape and let your shirt dry completely.
 
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