Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bleach Stenciled T- Shirts

A very cute and fun craft to do with older kids is bleach stenciling! My husband and daughter turned me on to this just recently. All you need is a coloured t-shirt, spray bottle, bleach, stick on stencils. You can make your own stencils out of contact paper if you are artistic, or if you aren't as artistic and want an easier option, you can buy pre-cut adhesive stencils that you can use more than once.

For the stenciling solution, you mix 50/50 bleach and water and put in the spray bottle.
You add your design to your t-shirt with the adhesive stencils. You will want to do this outside, so that you don't get bleach on anything you don't want to. Spray the design with the bleach solution really well, and let sit for 5 minutes or more, just until you notice the shirt has lightened. Then take a garden hose, and rinse off the bleach to stop the bleaching process. You can also submerge the shirt in a container of clean cool water to wash off the bleach. Take off the stencil and ring out. Then you can hang your shirt up to dry outside, or put in the dryer on a low heat setting. Once dry your shirt is ready!! Enjoy!!

The art for these two shirts was inspired by my daughter. The orange shirt is a copy of some of my daughter's own art work : space cats!


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