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What better way for kids to proclaim their love for a literary hero (or two) than to put them front and center on a T-shirt? Have students choose a favorite book and then use their imagination to come up with a design that conveys their passion.
What You Need
Optional: paper and pencils
What to Do
1 | First, pass out a shirt to each student. Have students place a rigid piece of cardboard inside the shirt, between the two layers of cloth.
2 | Use fabric markers to sketch out a design. Optional: Give students the opportunity to plan their T-shirt designs on paper first.
3 | After sketching the design, draw any lines in with the fabric markers.
4 | Next, use a brush and the fabric paint to paint in solid areas of color.
5 | Use the paint bottle’s tip to add any letters or artistic details that are too difficult to paint with a brush. Then, wait for shirts to dry (it may take a day), and show off your students’ designs with a fashion show or gallery walk!
Photos: Adam Chinitz; Craft Stylist: Morgan Levine
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