I kind of have a love/hate relationship with holidays but I really enjoy getting in a holiday mood. And the Fourth of July is a pretty tame holiday. There just aren’t as many expectations as other holidays. Have a BBQ, see the fireworks, curse at your neighbors still celebrating at 11 p.m. (even though it’s illegal to have fireworks…). I digress.
We don’t usually do outfits for any holiday, least of all the Fourth of July. But I had to try this.
I heard about a local event where everyone brings water guns for a huge water fight. The catch is that the water is dyed and everyone wears a white shirt. Sounds like a blast. So I thought…why not make Fourth of July shirts…with water guns?
Possibly the best idea I’ve ever had. Ever.
This guy wanted nothing to do with it at all…but guess who caved? And see that smile? He loved it.
In the end, red, white, and blue (and a bit of purple…) shirts. If I were to do it again, I think I’d iron on some star shaped freezer paper. Then you’d have red, white, and blur shirts with stars!
It was well over 105 this day and he said “It’s so cold!”. Silly kids!!
We used food coloring for our shirts (though I had contemplated using Kool Aid. Just make sure to get something without sugar and that dissolves really well).
I think I used 45 drops of red. I didn’t want it to turn pink! I used less blue…maybe 25-30 drops. It only took 1 cup of water of each color for us!! That was plenty. And the water guns washed out really well afterward.