ndZf71un71YaadKJydXAobLayzI Bringing Home Paradise: Sandpaper + Crayons = T-Shirt Art!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sandpaper + Crayons = T-Shirt Art!

Our 6 year old daughter seems to draw the most adorable, interesting pictures I have ever seen:-) I couldn't be happier to know that she can use her talents to design her own t-shirt! All it takes is a piece of sandpaper, a t-shirt, and an iron. Here's how it works:
First, draw a picture of anything you like on the gritty side of the sandpaper. After it's drawn, be sure to go back over it heavily to be sure there is plenty of crayon wax there.
BE SURE TO NOTE: Anything you draw will transfer BACKWARDS to the t-shirt! I did NOT think about this before hand! Lol! After you're done drawing you can place the sandpaper, crayon side down, against the t-shirt. You will want to put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt under the area the paper is on so it doesn't bleed through to the back. Then place a dish towel over the sand paper and iron at a medium setting (WITHOUT STEAM!), and be sure to go over it well. After about 30 seconds you can peel the corner back lightly to be sure it's transferring - if it's not transferring well, turn up the heat a bit and iron it longer:-)
This is the result we got (again, the lettering is BACKWARDS, lol). After you're done ironing toss the shirt in the dryer for about 20 minutes to set the color. Be sure that the first time you wash this shirt you wash it alone. Enjoy!

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