This project is great for that old shirt you love, but may be stained or holey. I love making these, and my son loves them too!
What you’ll need: 1.t-shirt 2.photo paper/printer 3.cardboard 4.scissors 5.all purpose craft glue 6.small paint brush 7.craft knife 8.embroidery needle/yarn or embroidery thread 9.cutting board 10.something heavy (i.e. book)
How to:1. Start by finding a puzzle pattern you like or, you can draw one yourself. I just Googled “printable puzzles”. 2. Print your puzzle! You may need to make some adjustments in size before you print. This puzzle was printed on 8.5×11 glossy photo paper. You can use regular printer paper, but it tends to be a little flimsy.
3. Trace around your puzzle on the cardboard and cut out. 4. Glue your puzzle to the cardboard. 5. Press in or under a book while drying to prevent the edges from curling. (I like to check it every 10 mins or so, flip it over and repress) I let mine dry for a few hours before starting next step.
6. Once dry, lay on t-shirt, trace around and cut.(It’s alright if there’s a little extra fabric, you can trim when finished.) 7. Glue t-shirt to back of puzzle, leaving photo paper side exposed. This is where the paint brush comes in, helping to evenly distribute the glue. 8. Repeat book/press step.