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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:43 am 
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Here's a website that shows you how to make iron on decals using plastic bags! There are many colourful plastic bags and some even have graphics or text on them already.

I haven't tried this but I just might-maybe I can get my daughter to wear something if she had a hand in creating it! (Might be a good way to cover up stains, too.

http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/03/ir ... pping.html

I can see using those squeeze botles of fabric paint or puff paint to go over the edges if you didn't get a clean line.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:44 am 
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That is an interesting craft idea. I would want to have the windows open as I expect there will be fumes from the plastic melting.
I have had the kids decorate t-shirts with fabric paint. It is a great disguise for stains. We had a birthday party where the guests were each assigned a different paint colour and they put hand prints and autographs on t-shirts for each other. Remember to set the paint with and iron on the other side before washing. Hang to dry.

You can make designs on the computer and print them out on transfer paper.

A friend stenciled pillow cases for kid gifts. We used those for years.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:39 am 
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For his first Father's Day, I used fabric paint to stamp prints of our daughter's feet (then 6 months old) across the back of a t-shirt. I had her sitting in her infant swing and could psition the t-shirt under her. I then used the paint to stamp her hand print where his heart would be.

I drew a stick figure wrapped around the print's little finger, the word Daddy and an arrow pointing to the stick figure. I'll have to see if I can find the shirt and post some pictures.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:01 pm 
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Cool ideas, Susan.

Like the idea of resurrecting a perfectly good T-shirt that just has a small stain.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:13 pm 
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We have a birthday party to go to today (GULP...I'm trying to be brave but that's another story) . For wrapping paper I cut off a large sheet of brown paper we have which comes on a huge roll. I brought out the paints and had our DS make coloured hand prints all over it. Then for a card I traced his hand on paper, had him draw on it and tied it to the top with a ribbon. It was a fun craft, a lesson in colours, an inexpensive way to wrap a large box and a great way to personalize a gift.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:04 am 
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Dd makes wrapping paper for her grandparents like that every Christmas!

We use seasonal cookie cutters to make potato stamps and brown craft paper. We use painters tape to stick it up on the kitchen walls to dry. It makes the kitchen take on a whimsical festive feel. (not everyone's idea of decorating I know)

A foot print can become a reindeer's head, hand prints the antlers and a thumb print the nose (make one red!).

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