*this is a guest post from my youngest Lil’ one. She is 9 and spent the day working on this post! She took all the photos, edited them in PicMonkey, made the craft, and wrote the entire post. She has her own personal blog (it is not public) and she has been doing such a good job that I think she just might have to be a regular contributor here at New Nostalgia! Enjoy!!
I found this sand paper printed t-shirt idea on Pinterest. I thought it was really cool and I knew it would be really fun so I begged my mom to get me some sand paper and a t-shirt and finally she got me one a couple days ago. I was so excited to try it out and I was hoping it would work well and it did.
You will need:
sandpaper, crayons, a white t-shirt, brown paper bag or card board, paper towels and an iron
First you draw any design you want on the sandpaper. Make sure you push nice and hard, if you do this it will look better.
Next, lay it upside down and grab your mom or dad to iron it for you. But before you do…
…put a paper bag inside the shirt so the melted crayon will not leak through. After you iron for a few minutes, (you will see the wax melt and make wet marks on the back of the sandpaper) take a peek to see if it is good. Then take it off.
After you do all of that, put a paper towel on top of the design & iron that. This will get any extra melted crayon off. If you want to write your name or words you will have to write it backwards or it will be backwards on the shirt (I learned this the hard way). Do you like my TEN TOES in the last picture???
Since I love taking pictures I took a lot and it was pretty fun! This picture above is my favorite one!
When you are done you can put it on and it will look really cool. You can wear it all the time and people will wonder how you did it. I think it turned out pretty neat and I think this is a cool craft so you should try it!
P.S. Oh yeah…My mom said the first time you wash and dry it to wash it by itself.
Karen PenfoldAugust 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm
Is this the cute shirt she had on for first day of school? 🙂
KrissaAugust 11, 2012 at 12:41 am
What a fun idea! Great post and I love the last picture too!
It Feels Like ChaosAugust 11, 2012 at 4:06 am
Thank you for sharing this! I have a little girl who is 7 and loves crafts and I think she’d really have fun doing this! I can’t wait to show her. You did a great job with the pictures and instructions — very impressive!
Micah WilliamAugust 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm
Sweet! That is really cool Avery! Love the designs you made- maybe me and Micah will give it a try. He’s been practicing his coloring skills;) thanks for sharing!!
julie sAugust 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm
This is so cool! Good job, and thanks for the information. That is so fun to have a blog when you’re 9!