Tutorial: Dinosaur Surprise Shirt
March is here, so of course that means it's time to start plotting crafting for April Fool's Day. Actually, this shirt can be worn any day, but it would make for a fun gag on April first.
You probably already know that Dollar Tree has an impressive selection of good quality t-shirts. I see them used in tutorials all over the blogosphere. This idea is perfect for the budget crafter who doesn't want to invest in a lot of supplies. You can use your printer and one bottle of Ink Effects to make several t-shirts.
- Print outs, free
- Ink Effects, $2
- T shirt, $1
- Basecoat Spray (only needed if your shirt is 100% cotton), $2
Total: $3 and up
To make your own dinosaur surprise shirt:
Step two: Paint the printed image with Ink Effects. Let it dry.
Step three: If your shirt is 100% cotton, you will need the basecoat spray to transfer the ink. Spray the desired area of the shirt and let it dry.
Step four: Place the painted paper image side down on the t-shirt. Cover it with a cloth and iron. The text goes on the front of the shirt, the dinosaur goes on the inside front, upside down.
My kids think this shirt is hilarious. My boys have both worn them to school (with a long sleeve shirt underneath) and came home with lots of funny stories. I might just have to make one for myself!
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