Monday, June 23, 2008

Freezer Paper Fun!

I have seen a lot of this around and thought I'd give it a shot. I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew freezer paper, an iron, paint and an x-acto knife were involved. So, after seeing what my crafty stash had, and what it didn't, I headed off to the craft store with the Monkey Boy. We picked up a couple plain shirts on sale (woohoo!) and some paint in the colors he was really wanting, since the stash at home did not have the colors he was looking for. Then, off home to draw some designs. 

This is how the first one turned out. Not too bad and it's since been washed several times and has held up pretty well. I picked up some fabric medium when at the craft store and mixed it in with the regular acrylic craft paint. Works great so far! We also made a lizard in addition to the lion seen here. 

I have to say, this was so easy and very fun for him to paint. Great kid/parent project. There are several blogs around blog land that have some tutorials on how to do this. Basically this is what I did:

-drew desired design on paper side of freezer paper. 
-cut it out with x-acto knife
-ironed it on with another piece inside the shirt as well to keep paint from bleeding through 
-mixed in fabric medium with paint according to directions on bottle
-let dry overnight and then heat set it with iron 

voila! Fun, simple shirt! 

Anyone else done this? Let me know how you have done it or any tips you might have. Fun stuff, huh?!


  1. That looks fantastic! If it's really as easy as you say, and the only 'machinery' needed is an iron... I'll have to give this one a go! :)

  2. That's awesome! What a great fun project.

    Good job mom.

  3. I did a potato print craft with kid's shirts and fabric paint. I think I may try this method too!

  4. I've always wanted to try that technique.