Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tutorial: Pencil Eraser-Stamped Elephant T-Shirts

elephant baby shower birthday party

My baby's first birthday is just around the corner. We're doing an elephant theme and decided to go with a bold color palette.

If you want to see the elephant and invitations I designed as a starting point, click here.

I recently stumbled upon this technique (done with stamping ink) on Pinterest, and wanted to put my spin on it, but with fabric paints.

For party favors, I  decided to use my elephant and create dotted, stenciled t-shirts.

Here's what I did:

1. cut your stencil from card stock and apply to your t-shirt with double-sided tape.

2. Use a different pencil eraser for each color and stamp away!

3. Make sure you dot around the stencil's edges to create a clear outline of your shape.

baby elephant party favors

This was a FUN project! 

elephant t-shirts kid craft preschool

Oooh, I'm thinking about doing this with my boys' names in different shades of the same color.

And, if I am feeling like a fun mommy, I might just let my 4-year-old take a stab at it.

Stripped down to his undies. Outside. On Newspapers. 

PS: I have a lot more birthday stuff to share so keep checking back.


Shared with: Somewhat Simple, Tatertots and Jello, Be Different Act Normal


  1. So cute! We have been doing pencil stamping with a plain stamp pad but this is just adorable!

  2. Hi. Popping over from the Somewhat Simple linky party. I'm so glad you linked up today. These are just darling. I love the idea of pencil eraser painting. My boys would love to give it a try. I'm now following along. Thanks for sharing.

  3. your ideas are wonderful (and seemingly endless), your boy is a doll, your house is perfect! I want to be you when I grow up :)
    Happy Birthday to the man-

  4. Simply ADORABLE!! I've used pencil erasers to stamp on my cards --- never thought of doing this with them!! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

  5. um really could this get any cuter!!!?? I LOVE IT!!! soooooo darling:) i really want to try this out!!!
    im a new follower here!
    would love for you to stop by
    thanks so much

  6. I saw this on Pinterest too and I really like your take on it! So cute. Can't wait to see what else you come up with for the party!

  7. WOW! That looks so stinking cute! Great job mama!

  8. What a precious idea! Love it.

  9. SUCH a fun, colorful project, Erin! I love this--absolutely love this! It makes me want to go get some pencils, paint and create right now!

  10. Great project. I love the colors! I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
    Thanks for the creative inspiration.


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