How to make an eco T-shirt!
Love rainforests? Then shout about it by customising your clothes…
Planet-passionate kids, we need you! Spread the word about something you care about by personalising an old T-shirt…
Make an eco T-shirt
What you’ll need:
Plain white T-shirt
First, carefully draw your designs onto the pieces of A4 card. Use pencil so you can rub out any mistakes and make the letters chunky.
If you’re happy with your design, carefully cut each letter out, starting from the centre of each one. The cut-out holes left behind are your stencil!
Before you start painting, lay your T-shirt flat and place newspaper inside it. This will stop the paint going through the fabric onto the shirt’s back.
Position your stencil on theT-shirt. Then, while holding it firmly in place, dab the paint over the template. When it’s completely covered, hold the T-shirt down and gently peel the stencil off.
Wait for the layer to dry, then repeat steps 2-4 with the next stencil, being careful not to smudge them! Leave to dry overnight on a flat surface and you’ve got a fab new top!
Practise on old rags or scrap pieces of paper before you try to decorate your chosen T-shirt!