A couple of days ago, I put up a quick blog about a site I saw describing how to make iron on transfers out of sandpaper and crayons. I was so taken with the idea, I had to try it out myself along with the assistance from my daughter (12) and niece (17).
Plopping them down at the table with a bucket of crayons and some sheets of coarse sandpaper maybe not have been the best approach to get their creative juices flowing, but they did come up with some amazing artwork!
Now, my daughter is a HUGE fan of the Lorax and thinks the young "Once-ler" is especially "hot", so she wanted a shirt with him on it. Her drawing ability is amazing. She even did great getting all the letters reversed, however both she and I missed the fact that she "HEARTS" I THE ONCE-LER (sounds a bit like Yoda...). My tip - hold the image up to a mirror before ironing!!! Then you will know if it's correct or not! (though I still think this is a fantastic shirt!)
Lastly, my son (4) wanted to get in on the action. Basically he just scribbled a lot on the sandpaper, so his sister turned it into a Pokemon ball. Turned out to be a pretty cool one-of-a-kind shirt that her little brother loves!
All-in-all it was a pretty easy project that just amazed the older kids. Next time I will definitely need more sandpaper and more shirts!
Oh, one last tip... any tiny bit of crayon on the sandpaper will "melt" into the shirt... there are a few "freckles" on these, but honestly, I think it just adds to the charm.
CHECK OUT Alphamom's directions if you would like to try your own! She really has all the steps nicely laid out and easy to follow.