Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mud Pi Shirt Freezer Paper Stencil

For all you people raising nerdy boys (or know someone raising nerdy boys), the Mud Pi Freezer Paper Stencil Pattern is here!

Perfect for the nerdy boy in your life...who is SUCH A BOY!

Or perfect for the SUCH A BOY in your life who has nerdy parents (which is probably more the case with Little Brother.)

If your boy (or girl) loves dirt as much as mine dones, you might also be interested in this recent post about a book called Dirt on My Shirt.

Or this book we found at the library that Little Brother LOVES!!  (Too bad Mom's okay with him playing with dirt...but not actually mud.)  Mud Pie Annie by Sue Buchanan & Dana Shafer

I meant to get this up a while ago, but things were so busy with the Read-Along that I didn't get around to it.  If you're a regular reader, you might remember that I made each of the kids their own shirt for Pi-Day. 

If fact Hubby and I already had Pi Shirts, so we're a whole nerdy family.

We're even such a nerdy family that we included this picture (from Halloween) in our adoption portfolio when we were adopting our second child...who turned out to be Little Brother.  When we were getting to know Little Brother's birth parents, his birth dad asked us what kind of Pi shirt his son would get, and we told him it would probably be Mud Pi.  It's been almost four years coming, but Little Brother finally got one...and he's so innocent, he doens't even know how nerdy this makes his family.

I thought I'd be able to find some good "Muddy" font on the internet to download and use easy peasy...but none of them were designed to be blown up this big.  I ended up printing out the Mud Pi in a regular font and than pencilling in muddiness.  So I figured I'd post the stencil here to save another nerdy mom the work.

There are lots of tutorials on the web for how to use freezer paper stencilling...but you can find my freezer paper tutorial here.  You'll want to be sure to iron over your painted design (as it says in the tutorial) before washing.  I forgot to do that with this shirt, and the pattern faded a bit more than it otherwise would have.

Click here for the Free Printable Mud Pi Stencil Pattern.

And if you love math enough to consider making a Mud Pi shirt, you'll definitely want to enter my current giveaway for a Pi Necklace from Boutique Academia.  The giveaway is open until March 18th at 12:00am.

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  1. This is a wonderful idea! My big nerdy guy would love this, thank you for the stencil, will make it a super quick project!

    Your family look so cute in their t shirts!

  2. Your family shows that nerdy is actually VERY cool. :)

  3. I LOVE it! I've found some more cute "nerd shirts" to check out:
    Thought you would appreciate them...

  4. AH! love this! i was oogling your pi day shirts in the post last month. thanks so much for sharing!
    geeky moms unite,

  5. and phasejumper, that rook no. 17 shirt is so cute. i had forgotten all about it. thanks for the tips!

  6. I love it! Claim the nerdiness. I am the math nerd in our family (yes, I was a mathlete in jr high and high school), but my skills have atrophied so I don't think I'm qualified to wear the shirts anymore. ;)

  7. This is right up my alley. My kids would get a kick out of this as well as a few of our neighbors and friends. Geek is chic these days, didn't you know? ;)

  8. You are quite talented! Not just by designing this but how on earth you people figure out how to get it into a document and webpage for the rest of us to use is beyond me! Thanks! I would love to have you share this at my VIP party this weekend =)

  9. Funny shirts!! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!


  10. Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn! I love the shirts. I can't believe you found a book about mud pies!

  11. That is hilarious! ha ha... I love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday Link Party! I will be posting the next party tomorrow night. I hope to have you stop by and join us for another week sharing great ideas for our kids!!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :)rachel at

  12. These are so cute! I would love to make this for my two nerdy boys. Well truth be told only one of them is truely nerdy.:) I think that their sisters need the cutie pie shirt too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Another awesome Pi shirt!!! Thanks so much!!

  14. I love it! I am a math/science husband no...but we have twin boys who definitely received the nerd gene from me...their geometry teacher will love this...they got to celebrate Pi day this year with pies...only a nerd thinks that is cool! Lisa in Texas

  15. Great idea! Makes me want to find some mud!


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