You’ve all seen those stick people images people place on the back glass of their vehicles, haven’t you? You can purchase them at craft stores and department stores; they’re made to represent your particular family. The stick people are created to look like moms and dads, kids and pets, and in combinations that suit the people in your own family. Buyers simply peel and stick the scrawny yet adorable stick people to their glass to let other drivers have a peek at their family life.
It’s easy for you to create something similar on t-shirts for your family. You don’t have to be much of an artist to draw the stick people, pets and other images onto a shirt or other fabric item. It’s a fun project that allows even those with no artistic abilities to create a one-of-a-kind design for their families.
Paint markers make this project a breeze! They’re available in a multitude of colors and one marker goes a long way. You can use a black marker to make the classic black and white images or use assorted colors of markers and shirts to create other designs.
Any combination of characters work. If the household has a mom and one child, draw it. If the family consists of a mom, dad and a dog, draw that. No matter what your own family situation is it can be easily represented on the t-shirts.
Think of characteristics for each person or animal. Does the mom have short, curly hair? Is Dad bald? Is the dog huge and shaggy? Try to incorporate a few small details into each character to give them a different look from the rest of the family. The people can be standing in a regular manner or you can create other scenes – depending upon how well you draw. The baby can be sitting down with a pacifier in his mouth or the dog can have a bird that sits on his back. The final image is completely up to you.
Even if you can’t draw well you won’t have a lot of trouble creating the stick people t-shirts; they’re supposed to look silly! Go online to find drawings of stick people to give you an idea of various characteristics you can give to your own drawings.
Creating stick people t-shirts, totes, jean jackets and similar things is a lot of fun. It’s a great way for people who aren’t exactly artistically inclined to still get creative! Make one for each member of the family – even the dog!