Looking for a cheap craft idea for the kids? Breath new life into an old t-shirt and make Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts!
We had a family friend over today, so I had to keep a 3 year old, 9 year old, and 17 year old busy today… Yikes!
So I grabbed some sharpie markers, rubbing alcohol, and some old t-shirts!
Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts!
- Sharpie Markers
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Iron & Ironing board
- Cardboard Scraps
Grab your shirt and place a piece of cardboard inside of it. This will prevent bleeding onto the back of the shirt.
Then grab your markers and the creative juices flow. We did everything from little dots, to cheetah patterns. The girl decided she wanted to do a DIY 4th of July Shirt, so she drew fireworks.
After you have finished your design, take a spray bottle full of rubbing alcohol, and spritz the design. You want to make sure you saturate the shirt, so the colors will bleed.
Once you have sprayed your entire shirt, head over to your ironing board. You will want to lay some paper towels or old rag on top of your ironing board, and also on top of the shirt to prevent bleeding onto your board and iron. This will set the color into the shirt.
After ironing, throw it in the dryer for 20 minutes to completely set it.
I think the Cheetah print turned out awesome!
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