I made these 4th of July T-shirts with my boys & I must say they are the cutest thing hands down! I used Plaid Paint for both the hands & stripes! I also used Freezer Paper to do my stripes. Make sure that when using Freezer Paper that the shiny side is down on fabric & dull side is up or you will have a sticky mess & on cotton setting!It is up to you how many stripes you choose to do. I chose to do more stripes with my older son's shirt since his hand is larger it made it balance better & few with my younger boys hand! Happy T-shirt making!