crayons + tshirt + sandpaper = fun art

I found this ready made pack in one of the stores and was fascinated but unwilling to spend a great deal on a once -off-item. So I came back home and googled how to DIY my own little kit to acheive the same thing. I was sooo excited that it worked, and it was soooo easy.

So I bought some sandpaper at the little hardware place around the corner for 100 fils

I had some pastel crayons I bought a while ago from the souk and we go drawing. I asked curly tops what she would like to draw and have on a t shirt, so she wanted an apple tree. I drew the outline and left her to the coloring (on the sandpaper of course)

Once this part was done, I scrambled through her t-shirts and found one that had a stain on that wouldn’t come off. The t shirt was ready to be thrown out so no harm in testing this transfer out on it I thought.

I placed a cardboard paper inside the t shirt to avoid it seeping through, then I placed the sandpaper upside down onto the tshirt, placed a layer of tissue paper/ serviette over it and began to iron.

In a few minutes the old stained t shirt became a new upcycled one that was ready to be used again- the new picture covered up the stain 🙂

I used my hairdryer to set the picture onto the t shirt. The alternative would be to place it in a dryer for 20 minutes

I just found a new way to cover up all the stains, and individualize plain t shirt and clothes and make gifts for my nieces and nephews and other kids 🙂

I think I am more excited about this than curly tops is :p

 

 

Precious moments need to be captured, molded and kept for years to come

Curly tops and I have been busy this week. We made our own salt dough on the first day of the activity and saved her foot and hand prints in the mold. We then baked it in the oven until it was hard enough to become an ornament.

The next day we dappled in paint- messy, intricate and fun. She chose to use blue, pink and silver paints. We tried to keep it simple.

Tomorrow we plan to write messages on them for her grandparents, but shhh it is a surprise that we will give to them when we next see them. Oh and notice the holes in them, these were made while the dough was still soft and pliable with a straw. We plan to thread some ribbon through and it will be ready to be hung on the wall 🙂

Salt Dough recipe:

1 cup salt

1 cup flour

half cup water

** Mix all the above, go slow with with water and you will know when you have added enough. Knead. Then shape with a rolling pin, cutter, anything depending on the shape you choose. And then the fun part. Footprints.

Happy foot/ hand print making 🙂

I plan to also do these for all the newbie mama’s and babies I work with, it’s a special gift that can be treasured forever