Last summer, I pulled the instructions for a really fun project out of one my favorite magazines: "Family Fun" http://familyfun.go.com/
A few weeks ago I was sorting through my pile of torn out magazine parts and I came across the article again. I wanted to try it out, but it was WAY to girlie for Ian. The solution to my problem was to invite the Koenig cousins (all girls) over for a project day.
Here they are with Brynnie. My sister-in-law Alison and her two oldest girls.
Basically we took pieces of ribbon, folded them into loopy flower shapes and sewed them on to shirts, using buttons to make the centers. It turned out to not be a very kid-friendly project, although they did enjoy playing with the ribbon and buttons.
Here is my finished product.
I am so annoyed at myself, I forgot to get a picture with all the little girls in their newly decorated shirts.
Ian wasn't totally left out, however. I had some "Army" iron-on appliques for him and a tan shirt. We ironed those on and he was as happy as could be.
I think the kid's favorite part of the morning, however, was when they all climbed onto the couch with Auntie Alison/Mom and got a story!