For the past few years we have been making 4th of July t-shirts with our kids. It is a great way to spend an afternoon, and the kids just love wearing them to the festivities on the 4th. Last year we tie-dyed white shirts with red and blue dye. This year we let our kids pick out plain shirts (they chose white and black) and let them decorate them with fabric paint.
We cut sponges in the shape of stars, stripes and squiggles. The idea was to let the kids stamp the shirts with red, white, blue, and gold fabric paint.
They had more fun squeezing the fabric paint onto their shirts then using our stamps. The results were way more creative than we could have planned. The hardest part is waiting for our shirts to dry! They can't wait to wear them.