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Make a Hunger Games fan shirt


Here is a little project for you Hunger Games uber fan– watching the clock all day, with butterflies in their tummies in anticipation of Friday March 23 at 12:01 am (otherwise known as the middle of the night, tonight) when they can- at last- witness the film version and decide if it can do the book version justice.


You get to also decide which actor is hotter- Gail (Liam Hemsworth) or Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). As you can see, we are definitely choosing sides here.


Shout it out son.


All you will need is a few t-shirts, paper or cardstock, an exacto knife, a pencil, a printer  (optional), tape, spray paint and paint markers (optional).

A few of these were drawn out by hand onto the cardstock, then cut out. The small, precise “I <3 the boy with the bread” was printed up in a large font then the letters were cut out with an exacto knife.


We used spray paint **in a well ventilated area**. Tape the stencil down with loops of tape on the back of the paper, under the letters and around the edge of the paper. Be sure to cover up any parts of the shirt you don’t want painted with extra cardboard or paper.

Use paint markers or regular permanent Sharpies to highlight around the letters or add a heart or two.


Re-use your stencil often and then tuck it safely away in your “fan” drawer. You know the Star Wars homemade t-shirt makers wish they still had their original stencils…