Disney vacations are not cheap (I know, duh!), especially when there are 6 of you making the trip. There are TONS of ways to save a little $$ out on the internet (stay off site, pack snacks and waters, etc.).
Dressing 6 people in acceptable attire is also a challenge. We do usually end up with a few souvenir tees, but I like to have some to take with us as well. I made shirts for our last trip and when I went to remake them this year (because, dang it, these kids GROW) I couldn't find the link. Not on Pinterest. Not in my bookmarks. Nowhere. I don't want to spend that much time searching again, so here we go:
What you will need:
Mickey templates (try Google for this), preferably printed on cardstock
Plain cotton t-shirts (washed and dried - no fabric softener)
*Not pictured: Scissors, iron, cardboard to place in the shirt, and something to cover your workspace.
Step 1: Print out your template, cut it out, and trace onto freezer paper. You will need one freezer paper outline per shirt.
Step 2: Iron the paper to stick to the tee, shiny side down. You do not need to use steam but you will need relatively high heat. I tried it with low heat and the paper just curled and didn't stick.
Step 3: Place cardboard inside the t-shirts. This is to prevent the paint from leaking through to the back. I used a combination of a cardboard shipping box and an empty cereal box.
Step 4: Spray with fabric paint. You do not need to soak it - the outline will be obvious even with minimal paint. Case in point: I started this project using paint from two years ago and it only worked for 5-7 squirts (this is on the light pink shirt pictured further down). I used this paint in asphalt and diamond sparkle (for the girls)(not an affiliated link).
Black with sparkle (black first, sparkle on top):
Finished product (yes, even Greg agreed to play along this time):
Paint has to dry 4 hours before removing the freezer paper (it just peels right off). Dry 72 hours before turning inside out to wash (per instructions on the paint).