Make a Superman Birthday Shirt using my free printables that replace Superman’s “S” with your child’s age.
It was a big day in our house today, my son Carter turned 5! He’s a typical 5 year old boy who loves super heroes. We’re having a super hero themed birthday party with his friends next weekend, so this weekend was filled with a small family get together and our annual trip to the pumpkin patch on Carter’s birthday. Every year I get him a birthday shirt with his age on it, usually ordered from Etsy. This year I decided to make a Superman birthday shirt for him. I replaced the “S” with a “5”.
I had a tough time finding any Superman emblems with numbers instead of letters, so I decided to make my own. Lucky for you, I made them for numbers 1-9 and you can get the free printables here.
You may remember a few months ago, I made bleach pen t-shirts for the 4th of July. I made Carter’s birthday shirt using the same technique. You can read my original bleach pen t-shirt post here to get full step-by-step instructions. I’ll cover the basics here again though.
- 100% cotton shirts
- Bleach pen
- Wax paper
- White vinegar
First place your stencil on your 100% cotton shirt. I prefer to use contact paper to make my stencil so it stays in place and you’re able to get cleaner lines. Use your bleach pen to fill in your stencil. Even it out with your finger so you get fairly uniform coverage. Let dry for a half hour and then go over again in spots you may have missed.
Let your bleach dry for at least a few hours. I did mine at night, so I let it dry overnight. Then rinse in the sink with white vinegar to set the bleach. Wash in cold water. Dry as normal.
It was a beautiful fall day here today. Carter got a new bike for his birthday and is pretty excited about trying to learn how to ride without training wheels. I couldn’t believe how big he looked on that big boy bike!
We spent the rest of the afternoon at a local pumpkin patch which is what we do every year on his birthday. He had a great time with the corn maze, duck races, shooting a pumpkin out of a cannon and riding a horse for the first time.
Next week we are having an Avengers themed birthday party for his friends. I actually made him a different shirt for the party and some masks for all his friends. Stay tuned for posts on those projects.