Monday, 30 April 2012

Olympic Rings T-shirt

This is a nice, simple T-shirt design that kids can do for themselves.  Granted, as you need 5 different pots of fabric paint, it is a bit pricey to just do the one, but it would be a fun activity for an Olympic themed party, or use the technique to decorate table linen, flags and bunting for your own Olympic celebrations.  A little bit of fabric paint goes a long way, so you'll have plenty left for future projects.

You will need:

  • A white T-shirt or other fabric item
  • DYLON fabric paint in Yellow; Black; Green; Red and Blue
  • A circular stamper - we used a cookie cutter, but you could try the rim of a cup; a plastic bottle lid or jam jar depending on the size circle you want
  • Some plates or saucers
  • Scrap card

Begin by placing a piece of cardboard under your fabric - if you're doing a T-shirt, place it inside the shirt to prevent colour bleeding from the front to the back.

You might want to print out a copy of the Olympic rings to make sure they copy the right colours in the right places.

Pour a little paint into a saucer and start stamping your circles.  You may want to do the 3 circles on the top row first then allow to dry before doing the over-lapping lower row.

Our T-shirt was looking all nice and neat and orderly, until Ruby decided she'd like to do some splatter painting too.  So here's what we ended up with!  Unique huh?

Once fully dry, cover with a clean cloth and iron with a hot iron for a few minutes to seal the paint, and ensure it will be fully washable.

Check out the awesome collection of Olympic crafts on Red Ted Art's round-up.


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  1. Oooh Liz, I LOVE IT! What a great idea and lots of fun! :-)

    1. Thanks Maggy, we loved making it. Ruby wants to wear it to nursery to show her friends!

  2. That's so lovely and simple too, we will definitely have a go at this!

    1. Thanks Chris, we're pretty pleased with how it came out and it took no time at all. x

  3. We will be doing this, it is so simple and effective. No I am not implying you are simple! I love it

  4. I really like that! Great simple idea! x

  5. I think this is a great idea...I have some white t'shirts ready to decorate. This would be great for when we travel down to the Olympics for the girls :)

  6. I think this is a great idea...I have some white t'shirts ready to decorate. This would be great for when we travel down to the Olympics for the girls :)

    1. Thanks Amanda. Ruby will be wearing it to welcome the Olympic flame to our town!

  7. LOVE!!!! Think this might be what the girls will be wearing to celebrate! Excellent idea!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Thanks Tracy,

      We really enjoyed making it. x

  8. That was pretty cool. Cute little Olympic ring.. I should try this.
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  9. Such lovely way to bring the olympics to our little ones!

    With Love,

  10. Great idea! I would love to have you link this up to my linky party!

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