These batik kids' T-shirts are beautiful, colorful, and simple to make. The great thing about these batik T-shirts is that no matter how many you make, each will be different.
What You'll Need:
- Large plastic bag
- White T-shirt
- Fabric marker or pencil
- Old crayons
- Paper cupcake liners
- Disposable paintbrushes
- Fabric dye
- Rubber gloves
- Paper towels
- Iron and ironing board
How to make a batik kids' T-shirt:
Step 1: Cover your work surface with a large plastic bag. Lightly draw a design on your T-shirt.
Step 2: Remove the paper wrapping from the crayons. Melt the crayons in paper cupcake liners in the microwave.
Step 3: Paint the melted crayons on your design. Let it dry. Then crumple up the T-shirt. This is what creates the cracked look of batik.
Step 4: Mix the fabric dye according to package directions. Be sure to wear rubber gloves. Soak the T-shirt in the dye for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 5: Cover an area of your work surface with paper towels. Place the T-shirt flat on the paper towels to dry.
Step 6: Iron the T-shirt between four layers of paper towels. The paper will soak up the excess wax.
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