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T-shirt Painting Party

Fabric Painted Heart Ingredients
  • a bunch of white t-shirts
  • a rainbow of colour fabric paints and fabric pens
  • paint brushes and palettes
  • scattering of jazzy jewels
  • riot of ribbons
  • and some eager kids bursting with creativity
Recipe
T - s h i r t  a r t  is very much an individual display of imagination.  There are no set rules to create a fabulous t-shirt design. 
Offer the kids a wide selection of colour and texture and let them loose to express themselves. Children can draw freehand with their own ideas, use stencils or draw over a template placed inside their t-shirt if they wish.
T-shirt painting
Fabric Painted CentipedeTo ensure your party runs with ease, prepare as much as you can in advance.  Cover your table with a plastic table cover for protection.  Lay out fabric paints, fabric pens, 3D fabric paints and stencils along the centre of the table so all the children can reach.  Pour fabric paints into paint palettes for easy sharing.

Now for the glitzy bit, place some saucers or colourful little bowls on the table, fill with fun embellishments e.g. Jazzy Jewels, Fabby Fabrics, Felt Butterflies and/or Ribbon Riot.  These will help the kids plan their designs before they start. You will also need some paint brushes, water pots and some kitchen roll for the kids to dry their brushes with when changing colours.
Place a t-shirt  ready for each child on the table and you're good to go
Apply Dylon Fabric Paint with a paint brush or a sponge dabber for different textures.  We offer sets in  Funky and Standard paint selections all of which can be mixed to create more colours. 
Or add a bit of white fabric paint to any colour to make paler shades.
Fabric Pens for T-Shirt Drawing
Fabric Paints & Pens Berol and Giotto Fabric Marker Pens in packs of 12 colours.  Easy to use, just like a felt tip pen.  Great for drawing and writing, but can also be used for colouring small areas. Berol fabric pens have 2mm nibs, great for drawing and Giotto fabric pens have 4mm nibs, great for colouring.  We love them!
When the kids have finished painting, they can add some sparkling jewels or funky fabric embellishments, cut up some ribbons etc and add them using fabric glue.  These little bits make all the difference and can turn their t-shirts into unique art!

Fixing the t-shirts doesn't need to be done straight away or indeed at the party. The kids can take them home at the end of the party, with a fixing slip that KidzCraft  provides together with the instructions, and parents can fix them the next day when they are completely dry.

Fabric Painting Instructions, Ideas and Tips are included with all t-shirt painting orders.
C h i l d r e n ' s   P a r t y   T h e m e s  
T-shirt painting is a great idea for themed parties and events, kids can create fantastic pictures on their t-shirts e.g.
Under the Sea Party
- dolphins, turtles, fish, sharks, octopus, mermaids, submarines, seahorses.
Space Party
- rockets, aliens, planets, stars, space ships.
Football Party - favourite team, favourite player, team colours.
Superhero party
- Power Rangers, Spiderman, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four
Fairy Party - draw beautiful fairies and flowers


U s i n g   T e m p l a t e s
Another idea is to pre-print some templates on A4 paper for the kids to place inside their t-shirts and draw over with the fabric marker pens and then paint or colour inside the lines.  They can then add their own effects around the main drawing. E.g. a Disney Party where the kids can draw and paint their favourite characters like Tigger or Nemo.  Tigger painting here was drawn using a template and painted in by Loren aged 9yrs.
T-Shirt Painted with a Disney's Tigger Drawing
T-shirt Painting T-Shirt Painting
Girls and Boys both love t-shirt painting
so this is a great party idea for everyone to enjoy!
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