Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour (Not Including Dry Time)
How to Make a DIY Fishy T-Shirt
Oh my cod! Create your very own DIY Fishy T-Shirt this summer and wear it to the pool, beach or bed! This is the perfect craft to make on a rainy day. Get creative and add your other favorite sea animals to the shirt too!
Before you begin, insert your piece of cardboard into the t-shirt to create a hard surface to paint on.
Create fish shapes
Using 2 bare paper roll tubes, take 1 of the tubes and crease it to make a teardrop shape. Do the same thing to the second tube, but once you make the crease push it in even further to create 2 smaller teardrop shapes. Rip narrow strips of Duck Tape, approximately 6" long, and tape the 2 rolls together so all the teardrop points are touching.
Create leaf shapes
Take another tube and make 2 creases opposite each other to create your leaf shape.
Mix paint on plate
Place a small amount of paint on a plate; mix 2 parts paint and 1 part medium and spread out. You want just enough paint to cover the end of your tubes.
Stamp design onto t-shirt
Dip your fish and leaf tubes in paint and stamp designs onto the shirt. Pinch the end of a straw, dip in paint and stamp on shirt for fish lips.
Add sand to shirt
Use the end of a straw and paint yo stamp sand and bubbles onto the shirt.
Add eyes and glitter
Finally, glue on your eyes and add highlights to the fish, bubbles and plants using glitter glue if you wish to do so.