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Kiddie Soiree: Making Onesies

Always on the hunt for baby shower ideas, I came across one that is sure to be a hit at any babe–to–be soirée.

After the food is eaten and the gifts have been unveiled, bust out your creative hat and show guests how to decorate onesies for the lil one. The quick activity is fun for the participants and the results are priceless. To learn more about this baby shower craft,


You will need the following:

  • One plain white (or colored) onesie for each party guest.
  • Wax paper or foil cut up into onesie sized pieces.
  • Pourable fabric paints.
  • Bottled fabric paints and fabric pens for detailing.
  • Plates for the paints (disposable are great because it's an easy clean up.)
  • Sponges or stamps in the shapes of baby things (i.e. ducks, balloons, dogs, bears, hearts, etc.)
  • Newspapers or tablecloths to help keep things clean.

Now, let's get this party started:

  1. Cover a table or floor with newspapers.
  2. Place the onesie on the even surface and put a piece of wax paper or foil in the onesie to keep the paint from soaking the backside.
  3. Take a plate and pour your chosen paint colors on the "palette."
  4. Then using a stamp or sponge of your choice, dip the design into the paint and transfer the image to the onesie. Make sure to put enough pressure on the stamp or sponge.
  5. Then, if you so desire, use the nozzled paints or pens to add accents to the creation.

Your guest of honor will be delighted to have a stash of adorable onesies created for her baby by friends and family members.

* Apply this craft to bloomers, diaper clothes, and t–shirts.

Join The Conversation
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
They did this ar a shower I went to recently and it was a great idea and very cute, however I would recommend a big enough space so that plenty of the guests can make the shirts. There was only enough room for 4 people at a time and not everyone got a chance to make one.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Oh this would have been perfect for my shower. I hate games so they didn't do any, which made for an odd shower that consisted of food and present opening. Seemed like something was missing.
Neural Neural 9 years
This is so fun! I want to do this!
gigi_s gigi_s 9 years
I did this for my cousin's shower last year. It really was fun, and everyone participated. The only downside, was I couldn't send the onesies home with the mom right away, they had to dry at my house and I sent them out to her later. Really fun, though!
kia kia 9 years
I did this at the last shower I was at. It was pretty fun hanging a clothesline across the main room we were in and looking at the naughty onesies along with the sweet ones the grandmothers made.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I HATE HATE HATE going to showers. The games are boring and have all been done before (I can't say "baby," have to guess how big the mom's belly is, can't cross my legs, unscramble baby words). I've been thinking about my future shower (I'm not even close to being pregnant btw) and how it's going to be so different than the typical shower. I love this idea and will totally do this. It would be fun for the kiddies too.
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
Very cute idea!! I'm not a big fan of shower "games" etc. so this is a nice way of doing something a little fun and different
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