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There is a new line of Tulip neon fabric paints,Tulip Dimensional Mini 3 Packs, Tulip One-Step Mini Tie-Dye Kits, & Tulip Fabric Markers and they are pretty cool. For my i Love to Create project I chose to work with the Tulip Fabric Markers to make some freezer paper stencil t-shirts.
Materials for Freezer Paper Stencil T-Shirts
- T-shirt (Walmart $3.48 each)
- Tulip Fabric Markers
- Freezer Paper*
- Cutting machine (Silhouette) or X-Acto knife
*I have only found freezer paper is Walmart. You can pick up a giant roll for about $5.
This project would make a great activity/take home gift for a kid’s birthday party. The only pre-party preparation is creating and ironing on the stencils. The kids can color in the stencil during the party, peel it off and take them home immediately. No waiting for paint to dry, no setting the marker with an iron, and, no worrying about a house full of kids making a giant mess with paint.
So let’s get started!
You can either trace an image on your freezer paper and cut it out with an X-Acto knife or use a paper cutting machine like a Silhouette or Cricut like I did.
Place a piece of cardboard under the first layer of the t-shirt, you don’t want the fabric markers to bleed through to the back of the shirt.
Let the kids get to work coloring within the stencil.
My 5 year-old did well at filling in the entire stencil. With younger kids you may just have to help them to ensure that the outer edges of the stencil get colored.The kids can pull the freezer paper stencil off, and boom, no waiting for paint to dry. Immediate awesome custom t-shirts.
Let the ink set for 24 hours before washing (no iron setting required).
Pick up these exclusive products at your local Michaels Arts & Crafts store. For those folks without a Michaels store in their area, you can order the products at iLoveToCreate.com. iLoveToCreate.com is currently offering free shipping on any neon Tulip product for the month of February when you use coupon code NeonFEB (ends February 28th)