Sunday, July 21, 2013

Fun & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids #33 Sand Paper T-Shirt Transfer

I know you all remember these from back in the day!  Making an iron on t-shirt from crayons and sand paper.  This used to be one of my favorite things when I was little.   

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Supplies need
  • Crayons
  • T-shirt
  • Sandpaper - I suggest using a fine grade for a more even transfer
  • Iron
  • Cardboard - sized to fit inside T-shirt)
  • Aluminum Foil
Using your crayons, draw a picture on the rough side of the sandpaper. Make sure you press hard when drawing so there is a thick layer of crayon.  {NOTE: If you are writing words, write the words and letters backward so they will be correct after transfer}


Cover your piece of cardboard with aluminum foil, being careful not to create creases in the foil.  This will help color adhere to shirt.

Next, insert the foil wrapped cardboard inside the t-shirt, to protect the back side of the shirt.

Lay sandpaper with drawn design CRAYON SIDE DOWN on front of t-shirt where you want the picture to be.
Turn iron to the warm or rayon setting.  Once the iron is ready, apply heat to the the back (the smooth side) of the sandpaper.  Hold iron on each part of sandpaper for approximately 10 seconds to melt the crayon design onto t-shirt, it really does transfer that quick.

Allow t-shirt to cool before peeling back sandpaper.
Wash in cold water and hang to dry to keep design from fading.  

  Have Fun!



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