Friday, 25 May 2012

Showing our support

    Memorial Day is almost here or as my Grandma Grace calls it Decoration Day. A day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We love holidays around here. Any reason to have a party... I'm in!
I want my kids to understand what each holiday stands for. So on this Decoration Day we made our own eagle shirts.

    So go grab your fabric paints, a piece of cardboard, and a plain shirt, whatever color you want. Place the piece of cardboard in the shirt so that the paint does not bleed thru to the back of the shirt. (Read your paint bottles. All paint is different!) Then...

Paint only four fingers and not the thumb with brown paint. Do this to both hands.
This will make your eagle's wings. 
We let ours dry before moving on. Then...

To make the head of the eagle, make a fist (we used the right hand) splash on some white paint.
For the tail we painted the three middle fingers.

Here you go!

Thank You to all the people that have fought to defend our freedom.

1 comment:

  1. How cool!!! I definetely plan to do this with my gils!!! - Tinyla