T-shirts Decorated With Puffy Paint
For Abbis 9th birthday, we did a cake decorating party. I kew the girls would be very
messy “hands on” so I looked into buying aprons that we could decorate as their going away gift. I couldn’t find any in budget, and didn’t have time to make any, so instead we bought black t-shirts, and personalised them with puffy paint.
To be honest, I was surprised how simple and effective they were.
- Black T-shirts
- Puffy Paint
The black t-shirts we used were from the internet at £1.25 each. We then just added puffy paint in a variety of neon colours (including 1 glow in the dark).
They were so easy and cheap, but very effective. Usually when we decorate T-shirts or other lighter fabric, we draw the design on paper first and put it inside the t-shirt. Provided the design is dark enough, it shines through giving you a template to work with. These t-shirt are too dark to do that. If you are unsure about placement, or you have an intricate design, write the name or design in chalk, or white fabric pencils first. These will both come out in the wash.
For these t-shirts, the designs are so simple, I didn’t bother, and just drew straight on. To make sure I got the spacings correct for each name, I wrote them out on A4 (approx the width of the t-shirt). I then just used these spacings, and the edge of the paper to keep a straight(ish) line.
They were great to stop any food colouring dye spoiling their clothes. Much needed: