It’s summertime and I don’t want the kids to sit around and watch TV all day…so I have been trying to come up with fun, inexpensive things to do to occupy our time. Today it hit 100 degrees outside and we were all too hot to go play. What better way to keep the kids occupied, but draw!!! However, we did more than just draw a picture…we took that picture and transferred it onto a t-shirt!
What You Need:
- piece of paper to draw a sketch of what you wish to transfer
- white Hanes t-shirt
- Crayola fine line fabric markers
- Have your child draw a picture (doesn’t need to be too detailed or colored…just an outline). I think the hardest part is coming up with an idea. Kira learned how to draw horses in 2nd grade, so she decided to use the technique Mrs. Harhsa taught her to create a perfect horse for her t-shirt.
- Use the Sharpie to make the image dark enough to see through the t-shirt. I told Kira not to worry about the details, because she could enhance her drawing once transferred to the t-shirt.
- Place the drawing inside the t-shirt and center the image to your child’s preference.
- Use the Crayola fabric markers to outline the image.
- Keep the paper inside the t-shirt so the ink doesn’t soak through to the backside. Allow your child to color their drawing (and just have fun).
- Now you can show off your new t-shirt!
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