Thursday, September 3, 2009

Paint away!

My daughter’s pre-school requested that each student bring a paint shirt in to keep at school for their craft time. I put this together for her in about 5 minutes. Now she has a personalized creative shirt to wear while she does her artwork. I thought this was a fun easy project that I would share with you. I found a large T-shirt on the clearance rack for $3.00. (I think it was even in the boy’s section) For a project like this the color or size didn’t really matter as long as it was large enough that it could go on over her clothing. I already had some fabric paint at home so that didn’t cost me anything. If you don’t already have some you can find it in any craft section or at a craft store for about a dollar a bottle. They are very easy to use. The tip of the bottle has a fine point and you use it like a pencil. Just shake the paint into the tip before you take the lid off and try to avoid air bubbles. Keep the tip touching the fabric and use the tip to smooth out any blobs. I put a cardboard box lid inside the shirt to help keep it flat and smooth while I painted. Be sure to leave the shirt out to dry flat for a day to be sure th
e paint is set.

For another idea on what to do with fabric paint you can check here.

Do you have any fun easy craft ideas?


Intense Guy said...

Now that's crafty! Not to mention within my budget! :)

That t-shirt is a nice color too -

Colleen said...

Very nice crafty one! I can see her in it now!!

Debbie said...

That is so darling! I always just sent in old, stained ones:)

Anonymous said...

How cute!

Liz Mays said...

You did that in 5 minutes?! My poor children wore their dad's old button down oxford shirts.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Girl you always have the funnest idea and the coolest things to do! I wish I was more crafty :)