Sarah and I had our first craft day of the summer. The plan is to get together every Wednesday to make a craft, hang out and give our kids time to play together. This week we made our own T-Shirts using crayons and sandpaper. It was a blast.
Here is the how-to:
- Crayons (use Crayola the other kinds don’t work out well)
- Fine sandpaper
- Piece of Cardboard
- Paper towels
- Color a design on the rough side of the sandpaper. Make sure to put an extra thick layer of crayon color down. Also keep in mind the the design will be reversed when you transfer it on the shirt so be sure to write everything backwards.
- Put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt (to prevent the color from bleeding on to the back) and place your sandpaper, rough side down, on your shirt.
- Place a paper towel over the sandpaper and iron for about 30 seconds. Lift up the corners and see if you need to iron more. I found that if I was having a particularly hard time getting a certain section to transfer the best thing to do is iron directly on the sandpaper for that part.
- Remove sandpaper, place a paper towel on top of the design and iron again to remove excess wax.
- To set the design place the shirt in the dryer, alone, for 20 minutes.
- Be sure to wash it alone for the first time.