Camping Activities with Kids: Making T-Shirts
Camping is great, but having activities planned when you have 9 children (3 are mine :) under the age of 8 is an absolute must!! Grandma pulled through again. She had the idea to create tie-dye T-Shirts without the hassle of actually using tie-dye! This is a finished product. These shirts are great for family reunions, too.
Start with Fabric Markers, which were purchased at Wal-Mart.
Get a plain white T-Shirt. Also purchased at Wal-Mart.
Get a stabilizing board. These are foam boards from the Dollar Store. One could just as easily use card board.
Sprayable Fabric Paint. Clearance at Michael’s or any craft store.
After you have put your stabilizing board in the T-Shirt. Write whatever you want on your T-Shirt.
Start Spraying. Below you will see several examples of styles. The closer you spray the more intense the color. Consequently the farther away you spray the lighter the intensity. Before you flip sides, wipe your surface area with a paper towel, so the colors don’t get on the other side and affect your design.
Here are the kids practicing and doing their shirts by themselves.