Baby Shower Activity Idea – Decorate Baby Clothes
We recently had a couple’s baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law. They wanted a small, casual family party. With men and kids at the party, we wanted to think of some activities that everyone would enjoy.
We decided to decorate baby onesies, shirts, and bibs.
You can use fabric paints, but to save some money acrylic paints work well too. Just make sure to get paints that say they work on fabric.
You can buy some plain white baby onesies at Amazon or Target.
Before you decorate fabric be sure to wash the items.
Shirt decorating set up:
On the table make sure you have newspapers or a protective acrylic table top (for protecting the table and inserting between the layers of fabric), cups with water to rinse off brushes, paper towels, pencils (for drawing freehand), paints, brushes, stencils, tape, plates for mixing colors and dipping brushes. The tape is used to keep the stencils in place.
Once you have everything laid out, enjoy! It’s fun to see how creative everyone can be.
Once a shirt has been decorated hang it somewhere to dry for a few hours. We put a clothes line outside and hung up shirts with clothespins.
There is some debate about whether you need to heat set the paint. Once fully dry, I put all the decorated shirts in the dryer on high for about 30 minutes.
To wash the shirts, I would turn them inside out and wash in cold water. That seemed to work on the shirts I decorated.
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