Sandpaper Printed T-shirt
This is a super simple sandpaper printing technique that will keep your kids busy and make one cute shirt! The best part about this fun little craft is that the supplies were bought at the Dollar Store, even the T-shirt! We used crayons we already had so we only spent $2.00 on our new T-shirt.
Supplies for Sandpaper Prints
good quality crayons, a t-shirt, iron and fine sandpaper. Our package of sandpaper had a selection and we used the finest. The more coarse sandpaper will provide more texture. Give them all a try!
Directions for Making a Sandpaper Printed T-shirt
Color a fun design on the sandpaper. Remind children that the image will be reversed. Once the design is colored go back over the design giving the sandpaper an extra thick layer of crayon.
Place a piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to keep the design from bleeding through to the back of the shirt. Position the sandpaper right side down on the t-shirt.
Place a piece of parchment paper or paper towel on top of the sandpaper to protect the iron. Iron, on cotton setting, the sandpaper for about 30 second. Gently lift one edge and make sure you have a good print before totally removing the sandpaper. Iron a bit more if you need to transfer more of the crayon.
Remove the sandpaper. You’ll have a print with loads of cool texture–not to mention a new darling t-shirt.
To set the color, place a couple of paper towels on top of the design and iron. This will remove some of the extra wax. Toss t-shirt in the dryer for about 20 minutes to set the color. Launder by itself the first time.Published July 14, 2011. Last updated July 15, 2017.