During spring break, my little man and I squeezed in as many fun crafty projects as we could, and this one was definitely his favorite. We originally started with the plan to make a t-shirt, but when we couldn’t find the right size shirt at the one and only store he was willing to visit, we ended up selecting an apron instead. I’m glad we did because with me as his mom, he really should have an apron for projects. J
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I have seen this idea in a few places, but I can’t figure out who actually came up with it in the first place. Despite seeing it on multiple occasions, I still wasn’t really sure if it would work so I figured we had to try it for ourselves.
You will need:
- An article of clothing such as this apron.
-Sandpaper (grit doesn’t really matter but I went with 220 for the sake of easier drawing)
Most importantly, you will need an artist.
Don’t ask me why his hood is up, maybe it helped him concentrate on his masterpiece. J
You don’t have to color every square inch like he did. He’s currently on a kick of needing to “include lots of details” in his drawings. Do make sure, however that they press pretty hard with the crayons. I actually went back over his drawing when he was done, and made it all a bit darker.
While your artist is busy drawing, you can get the iron and your fabric ready.
I pre-ironed the folds out of the apron so that the drawing would lay down better when the time came.
Once the work of art is ready,
Figure out where you want it placed.
Then flip it over.
Cover it with parchment paper, and start ironing. Be sure to hold the drawing firmly in place and iron every square inch thoroughly.
When you are done, the image will have transferred.
And who doesn’t want an apron with an amazing T-Rex/Volcano drawing??
Seriously, didn’t it turn out so cute?
So, what will your kids create?
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