Monday, February 23, 2009

Self Portraits of 6-year olds

We had Ella's 6th birthday recently and her first birthday party with friends.  Because this was such a big deal to her, she changed her theme every day, from princess to fairy to "cooker."  Finally, this is what we came up with.

I bought a bunch of tank tops at Target and skin colored acrylic paints.  I cut a potato and stamped a "face" for each girl on the tank tops the night before.  The next day, the girls used fabric markers and drew self portraits on one face on each shirt - assembly line style.

Some drew two dot eyes, line mouth and quick squiggly hair (Ella) while some drew bow details and glasses (Molly).  In the end, each girl got to take home a shirt with all their friends' self portraits.  It has been really funny to see these shirts on Ella's friends at the movies, Chick-fil-a and Target.  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my angel!


  1. Hey it's Erin. Your blog is so cute! I love the story about the snowmobiles. That seems about right. Very Very Cute!