Crayon Printed T-Shirts | Nanny Anita | My Baba

Another great summer activity is decorating T-shirts. I used to do this a lot when I worked in summer camps, although it tended to be the dying them. This week we had my charge’s cousins staying with us, so these crayon printed T-shirts worked well with an age range going from 5-15.

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To make your own crayon printed T-shirts you will need:

crayon printed t-shirts

Draw your design onto your sandpaper. Remember if you are writing words or numbers you will need to do them back to front. You need to make sure that you push down really hard. That way more crayon will transfer over, and therefore more will end up on the t-shirt. I used a pencil to draw out my design first, you can easily get rid of the pencils marks by blowing them away.

To iron them on you will need to put a piece of cardboard on the inside of your t-shirt. This is to stop the crayon going all the way through and staining the back. If you can’t find any cardboard at home, then a piece of kitchen paper towel will do.

crayon printed t-shirts

Place the sandpaper, with the drawing facing the fabric, on top of the t-shirt. Put a piece of kitchen towel over the top, and iron it on hot for about 20 seconds. Remove the sandpaper, place the paper towel back over the design, and iron it for another 20 or so seconds. This should set the crayon.

crayon printed t-shirts

It even appealed to a teenager.

For each t-shirt you do, you will need a fresh piece of kitchen towel.

Washing your crayon printed t-shirts

When it comes time to wash them, put them on a cold wash, or better yet, hand wash.

Do not tumble dry.

If you need to iron them, then place a piece of kitchen towel over the design.

If you enjoyed making these crayon printed t-shirts be sure to check out my counter top shuffleboard and balloon tennis.

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Crayon printed tshirts are fun for children of all ages.  Plus it's a great activity to give old t-shirts a new lease of life.

About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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