Last year we made an Earth Girl out of paper, but this year I wanted the girls to really get the idea that they can be Earth Girls by taking care of our planet. I want them to recycle, and pick up litter and live as “green” as possible and I’ve been thinking of how to make these things cool for them.
My Frozen addict, Angie, wants Elsa’s icy powers. Emmy loves The Incredibles. So, I thought making them superhero Earth Girl shirts would be a good idea. Now when Angie asks me what her superpower is, I can tell her, “Taking care of our planet.”
(Okay, I may have watched too much Captain Planet as a child. In fact, I am singing the theme tune right now.)
I’ve seen a lot of T-shirt painting ideas on Pinterest and thought it was something the girls might like to try. Of course, trying to find a T-shirt this time of year is near impossible. I bought two long-sleeved white shirts from Ackermans, and green and blue fabric paint from PNA.
Before we started, I put cardboard inside the shirts to prevent the paint from going through. Then I painted the girls hands green and they each made a single handprint on the front of their shirts.
When that was dry, I used a bowl to paint a circle with blue paint. Then I painted some green pieces of “land”.
I painted the “sea” blue.
Finally, I painted the words “earth girl” underneath the picture.
Who’s your favourite superhero?