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Kid’s craft: Marker Art T-shirts

Wearable art is always popular, your kids can be proud of something they have created and show it to friends and family.

This project is a little messy, but a lot of fun. With a few household items and a short amount of time, you will have mini fashion designers walking around wearing their latest handmade creations.


  • 100 percent cotton, white T-shirt
  • Shirt board or cardboard and plastic wrap
  • Permanent markers
  • Spray bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Plastic tablecloth
  • Old towels


Wash and dry T-shirt according to instructions.

  1. Protect work surface with a plastic tablecloth and old towels.
  2. Insert shirt board or cut cardboard to fit inside shirt and cover with plastic wrap.
  3. Give your kids the markers and let them draw on the front of the shirt.
  4. While they are creating their wearable masterpieces, fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol.
  5. When they are finished decorating, spray the shirt with alcohol and watch the colors spread and bleed together. — The more alcohol you use, the more spreading will occur, so start lightly.
  6. Let finished shirts air dry for 5 minutes, then place in the clothes dryer for 15 minutes to set the colors. Remove board before placing in the dryer.

Wash shirts separately in cold water and hang to dry.

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