This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®. As always, all opinions are my own.

Good morning! It’s summer! Yay! I hope your summer vacation is off to a great start! One of most favorite things about summer is having extra time to do fun things with my kiddos! We love busting out the craft supplies & making big messes! ha! Today I am excited to be partnering with Huggies® to bring you this fun 4th of July T-Shirt tutorial. So let’s get started!

4th of July T-Shirt Tutorial at

t-shirt supplies

For this project you will need:
white t-shirt
red & blue fabric paint
star vinyl stencil
a piece a cardboard
USA heat transfer vinyl (optional)
dish brushes
Huggies® Wipes
drop cloth
plastic bowls

First, cover your work area with a plastic drop cloth. This project could get a little messy! ha! 🙂 I also gave my kiddos an old t-shirt to wear over their clothes.

Then you will stick the star stencil wherever you’d like! My daughter chose right in the middle of her shirt.

t-shirt for the 4th

Next pour the paint into disposable bowls. It’s time to paint! TIP: Slide a piece of cardboard inside your shirt. This will prevent the paint from bleeding through to the other side. Stick your dish brush into the paint. Don’t get too much paint. Wipe away any excess if you need to!

tshirt craft

Stick your dish brush into the paint. Don’t get too much paint. Wipe away any excess if you need to!

tshirt crafts for kids

Gently dab it around your star stencil. Doesn’t it look like fireworks? 🙂

tshirt crafts

Keep going until all the white space around the star is covered in paint.

craft for kids #4thofJuly

Next, carefully remove the star stencil while the paint is wet. Don’t wait until it dries!

crafts for summer time

huggies wipes 
While the paint dries, it’s a good time for your kiddos to clean their hands! They *might* be a little bit messy after this project. Huggies® Wipes are perfect for the job! I always keep some on hand for projects like this! Huggies® Wipes have triple layers that are super gentle on skin & thick enough to clean up all the messes we make!

baby wipes and crafts

After the paint had dried, I ironed on a cute & sparkly USA to the front of her shirt. (That’s a grown up’s job!)

kids craft for summer

4th of July craft #crafts #4thofJuly

red, white & blue crafts

Check out some more fun things to do with your kiddos this summer!

Donut Party Ideas at #donut #partyideas_thumb

{host a donut party for all their friends}

Fifteen Summer Crafts at #summer #crafts

{make more crafts}

Summer Banner Free Printable at

{print out this cute summer banner}

15 Fun Things to do this Summer at #summer #summerfun #kidscrafts #kidactivities_thumb[2]

{go outside & do something fun}

Be sure to look Huggies® up on social media. You can find them on both Twitter & Instagram. You’ll want to join the Huggies® #HugTheMessSweepstakes. You can find out all the details {HERE}. The sweepstakes can be entered on both Twitter and Instagram. Good luck! Let me know your fun summer plans in the comments below! I’d love to hear!

4th of July T-Shirt Tutorial at

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This post was created for Ginger Snap Crafts by Ginger Bowie.

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