This morning as my youngest was getting dressed for school, I remembered that it was “dress up like your favorite character” day. Of course, it was only 10 minutes before we needed to leave for school, and when I asked him what he wanted to be, he said “Superman!”
Well, I don’t have anything Superman related (not even pajamas!), so my mind went into creative mode to figure out what to do. I needed something FAST, which meant I couldn’t wait around for paint to dry or to cut out intricate designs from freezer paper.
My first thought was Sharpies, but then it occurred to me that I might be able to use my chalk pens on one of his plain shirts to create a “temporary” shirt that will wash out in the laundry. That way if it turned out terrible, I wouldn’t be out a perfectly good shirt!
I ran down to my craft room, grabbed a few of my chalk markers and googled Superman images. I just used a ruler and eye-balled the design, and in five minutes he had a Superman shirt to wear to school.
The colored chalk pens worked, too, but on his black shirt, the red didn’t show up so well, which is why I went with the all-white design.
After I wash it, I think I’ll make it into a permanent Superman shirt for him with paint.
I hope this idea can help you out of a jam when you need a little last minute, and temporary, fix!