Valentine’s Day is Thursday and I have not made Valentine’s for the boys to take to school. I have, however, managed to help them paint boy Valentine shirts.
Boys are tricky with Valentines Day – it’s all flowers and girly and pink, so you have to walk a fine line to help them be festive without going over to the girly side. Particularly with Tater – his hair seems to be just long enough that a couple of (dumb) people have called him “she”.
I decided I wanted to do an anatomical heart – so they can wear them beyond Valentine’s Day. And it plays on the heart theme in a more boy way. Tater is very into science, so this seemed right up his alley. The shirts also say “Te Amo” (I love you).
Bean wanted yellow for his painting (these are freezer paint stencils) so I decided I should just go all out and let him pick crazy non-Valentine colors. I’m not sure I’m crazy about how it turned out, be he likes it.
And it matched the graffiti mural near our photo shoot location pretty well.
So what do you think – semi-traditional colors or go for broke graphic and modern? Which one do you like better?
And come back tomorrow for a quick photo-tutorial of how I made these. I’ll also have the graphic I used for you to download if you have a boy that needs an off the beaten path Valentine’s Day shirt.