Encouraging Imagination: Crayon Print Shirts

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These t-shirts were one of the most fun projects I’ve done with the girls this month.  They’re easy, cute, affordable, and I smile every time I see them wearing their adorable artwork.  I’m seriously considering buying a few more t-shirts for myself so I can wear some of their drawings.

The supply list is really basic:

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T-shirt (We bought ours at Michaels for $2 each, and the quality is decent.)
Quality crayons (We used Crayola)
Fine grain sandpaper (We found a multi-pack at the Dollar Tree)
Iron

So first, draw your design on the sandpaper, then go back over the design to really give a thick coating of crayon.  I went over the girls designs several times to make sure it would transfer well. (Can you guess who drew which?)

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Put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so the image doesn’t bleed through the layers.   July 2013 030

Position sandpaper face-down on the t-shirt and cover with a towel (or paper towel) to protect the iron.  Iron on the cotton setting for about 30-40 seconds.   July 2013 032

Lift the edge of the sandpaper to make sure the image transferred well, and if not, iron for a little longer.   July 2013 033

To set the image, throw in the dryer or use a blow dryer for 15-20 minutes.

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I love the antenna on the ladybug.  Madeline explained as she drew them that “they were blowing in the wind.” 🙂

Parties I link to: Craft-O-Maniac, Sew Can Do, Sew Chatty, C.R.A.F.T., Making the World Cuter, Skip to My Lou, Chef In Training, Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom, A Bowl Full of Lemons,Sugar Bee Crafts, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Todays Creative Blog, Tip Junkie, Mandy’s Recipe Box, My Girlish Whims, Handy Man, Crafty Woman, Sew Much Ado, Ginger Snap Crafts, Southern Lovely, House of Hepworths, The Crafty Blog Stalker, A Glimpse Inside, Delicate Construction, Tidy Mom, Thirty Handmade Days, Tatertots and Jello, Flamingo Toes, Six Sisters Stuff, Naptime Creations, I Heart Naptime

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