I had so much fun making this funky robot t-shirt! I bought a basic t-shirt at Hobby Lobby and used knit scraps to create the robot. His eyes are giant googly eyes left over from another project and his zipper mouth came from a pair of worn out kids jeans. I used Heat 'n Bond to attach the shapes then zig-zagged around the largest shapes. Next time I will use Heat 'n Bond Lite though because the heavy duty stuff is a bit thick and stiff.
Not only is this shirt funky and fun, it is functional for my little boy as well. The mouth was carefully placed and when unzipped it reveals Milo's g-tube! It is much more convenient and age appropriate to access his tube this way rather than lifing his shirt up to eat. Milo has had his tube since he was 2 months old, it has become so much a part of who he is, he is reluctant to have it removed. After 6 years he is finally eating enough by mouth that we really don't use his tube anymore.
Peek-a-button! Milo's g-tube is a "button" style and looks a lot like the flap on a beach ball. Mr. Robot is drinking through his "straw" which is the extension tube that attaches to Milo's button.
|Milo modeling how he "eats" with his tube.|
Weather or not your little guy has extra accessories, who can pass up such a fun robot shirt!