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Making Fireworks Shirts for the 4th of July
July 4, 2010, 3:15 pm
Filed under: Crafts, embellishing, painting

Making Fireworks Shirts for the 4th of July

We made these fun fireworks shirts for 4th of July. The kids had a good time stamping out their individual fireworks. I must give the credit where it belongs…the idea is from Family Fun magazine. Here’s a link to their instructions:

We decided to use pink shirts for the girl’s shirts and blue shirts for the boy shirts. I have to say that while the blue shirts are more 4th of July-ish, the fireworks show up so much better on the pink shirts. I dug thru my bag of fabric paints and pulled out some paints to use to create our fireworks.

We used glow in the dark, white, red, blue, green, glittery silver, glitery clear paints, and glitter.

Using pipe cleaners we made our stencils.

The instructions had you dipping the pipe cleaner stencils into paint on a plate. I found that this didn’t work very well. It required lots of paint. It caused the fuzz to sop up and hold lots of the paint; therefore, wasting it. What worked better was to draw lines of paint on the stencil, and then we lightly touched the fabric with the stencil rotating it with each touch.

Ta Da! And the kids were able to help! 🙂


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