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Friday, November 19, 2010

Make your own art smock in less than 5 minutes! {my 1st vlog!}

Does your child love to do art projects and crafts? Cook in the kitchen? Get messy indoors or out? Then this super simple upcycled art smock is the perfect 5 minute project for you! I tried several different things to keep my 3 year old clean while she was crafting (or even just digging in the dirt) but nothing seemed to be quite right. Then I realized the solution was in my t shirt drawer. It's quick and easy to make your own art smock from a t shirt, and I'll show you how.

If you're like me, you have a big stack of t shirts you rarely ever wear. I love to take shirts from that stack and upcycle them into something I will actually use. One of my favorite new t shirt projects is this child's art smock - and since you're using an adult t shirt, this project can work for your littlest artist through the early teen years. This is my first vlog, so please be kind ;) And since the camera view isn't up close enough to really see where I'm making the cuts, I've included some sketches below for added clarity. If you have any questions, please ask!

Here is a sketch of the template. Make your cuts along the red lines, starting with the vertical red line. The pink areas will be cut away, leaving four straps that are sized specifically for your little artist.
And here is a rough sketch of the finished product!

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Hannah said...

What a brilliant idea! I will be making these today :)

angie said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial and congrats on your first vlog!

Anonymous said...

Sorry great idea but bad video your child was in front of you the whole video and being outside was hard to hear.

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I'm going to do this for a birthday party so the kids don't get dirty! (It's a science/experiment party!). Thanks for the easy, cheap idea! I love it!

Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom said...

I would love to hear how the science/experiment party turns out, what a great idea! :)