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DIY Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial and Printable

Father’s Day is just around the corner….

You didn’t forget, did you?  Of course not!  Well, just in case you need another thoughtful gift {maybe one from your kids?}, I have the perfect thing.  It’s a DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt.  I saw it floating around on Pinterest awhile back, and finally tracked the post to The Blue Basket.  There, I found a template of the road and buildings to trace {in case you aren’t an artist, either!}.DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!Just click here to go print off the template, or if you don’t want to do it yourself, click here to buy a finished one on Etsy!

Here’s what else you’ll need:

4 sheets of white paper to print your template on
a plain white teeshirt {available in packs at Walmart or Target}
fabric markers {available at Walmart and craft stores}
a large piece of scrap cardboard that will fit inside of your shirt
a couple of matchbox cars {to try out the road conditions, obviously!}

DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!You’ll want to find a flat surface to work on, like a large craft table.  Print out the four sheets of the template, and tape them together to make the map complete.  Place the shirt with the back facing up. DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!Slide the cardboard inside the shirt, and place the map template on top of the cardboard {inside the shirt}.  I actually ended up trimming the edges of the template a bit to fit easier inside of the shirt.DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!You’ll see that the template is pretty easy to see through the shirt.  You’ll want to pull the shirt taught as you trace the lines of the template.  The great thing about this template is that it’s super easy to adapt and customize.DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!For example, after I had almost finished tracing the map, I realized that I had a ton of space left {as I bought extra long teeshirts}, so I stopped tracing the road and decided to add another little “block” to my map.DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!So I scooted down the template so the Gas Station outline was where I wanted it.  And then I just modified the building and made it into a Pizza Parlor.  I also added some signs, a pond, a park bench, and some trees and bushes.DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!Here’s my finished product!DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!And then I decided that the front needed something too….just in case he wants to wear it out and about!DIY Car Road Map Tee Shirt Tutorial - The perfect Father's Day gift...a massage and quality kid time all in one!The girls were just itching to try it out with the new cars they bought {at Walmart for .97!!}  And it was a hit!  And I think they will have even more fun once Daddy is IN the shirt….and what’s better than a massage and quality kid-time simultaneously?!?!

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