We love when kids put their own spin on their wardrobe—bright tights, wacky ties, funky hats—because finding your personal style when you’re 10 is kind of a big deal. Rather than hitting the mall to update your tween’s already-packed wardrobe with the latest styles, why not try this great “upcycling” idea and have kids put a fresh spin on an old shirt? We found this fashionable DIY idea over on Disney’s Family Fun website. The coolest part? Kids get to customize their tees using a pair of running shoes.
What you’ll need:
• A t-shirt
• Contact paper
• Sponges (cosmetic wedges work well)
• Fabric paint
You’ll find the full instructions for the Shirts With Sole project on the site. Smaller kids can try this one, too, with some help from grown-ups when it comes to the prep work. Try it as a birthday party activity for a truly unique souvenir!
Looking for more crafty ideas? Here are three simple DIY ideas to help you re-use your old stuff.