Slumber Tea-Party Crafts



PARTY CRAFTS:






Twinkling Star Window Hanger:


Materials:
  • Dark-blue or black construction paper
  • A variety of colored tissue paper
  • A plate
  • Plain scissors
  • Decorative scissors (found in hobby stores)
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting board

  • Single hole-punch
  • Short bit of string

Instructions:

  1. Take a piece of construction paper. Trace around the dinner plate onto the construction paper.
  2. Cut out the construction paper circle with decorative edge scissors.
  3. Fold the circle in half, and then, in half once more. The circle should be in fourths, at this point.
  4. Draw star shapes on the folded construction paper circle.
  5. Use a cutting board and the crafting knife to carefully cut out the star shapes. Use plain scissors as well to aid you in cutting out stars.
  6. Open the circle. Use your finger to apply glue around each star-cutout.
  7. Take pieces of colored tissue paper. Smooth tissue paper into the glue, completely covering the star-cutouts. Be sure to use many different colors of tissue paper for best effect.
  8. Punch a single hole along the edge of your ornament. Loop a colored string through the hole for hanging.
  9. Now you can display your colorful star-covered ornament in the window!


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Oversized Teddy-Bear T-Shirts:


Materials:
  • Extra Large Plain White T-Shirt (found in discount store)
  • Children's teddy bear coloring book
  • Acetate paper
  • Fabric paints - a variety of colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Masking Tape
  • Tracing paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Pencil
  • Newspaper
  • Iron and ironing board

Instructions:

    Preparing The Teddy Bear:

  1. Find a fairly simple coloring book picture of a teddy bear.
  2. Use the tracing paper, and carbon paper to transfer the teddy bear onto a plain white sheet of paper.
  3. If you have a copier at your disposal, then copy the coloring book teddy bear onto a plain white sheet of paper.
  4. Take the copied teddy bear and tape it onto your work surface, so that it will remain in place.
  5. Take the acetate paper and tape it over the teddy bear. Make sure the teddy bear design is completely covered with acetate paper.

    Painting The T-Shirt:

  1. Now, paint a single section of the teddy bear. Notice that you are actually painting on top of the acetate, even though you are working within the teddy bear image underneath.
  2. Lay the t-shirt face-up and smoothed-down on your working surface.
  3. Take the painted acetate paper, and place it painted side down onto the center of the t-shirt.
  4. Rub over the back of the acetate paper with your hand to transfer the paint to the t-shirt.
  5. Carefully peel off the acetate. Touch up the color with a paintbrush if necessary.
  6. Next, take the acetate and re-tape it over the teddy bear image. Be careful to properly line up the initially painted section.
  7. Use another color to paint the next section onto the acetate.
  8. Repeat the steps to transfer the paint onto the t-shirt.
  9. Continue loading the acetate with paint and then transferring the painted image to the t-shirt. Do this until the image is completely transferred to the t-shirt.
  10. Let the t-shirt dry for 24 hours.

    Finishing The Teddy T-Shirt:

  1. Once the t-shirt is completely dry, turn the t-shirt inside out.
  2. Insert a piece of paper so that the teddy design is centered on the paper.
  3. Iron over the design on the reverse side of the fabric. The iron fixes the design onto the fabric, so that the colors will remain when the t-shirt is washed.
  4. The T-Shirt is ready for wearing!

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Potato Printed Footsies:


Materials:
  • A pair of plain-colored socks (found at a discount store)
  • Posterboard
  • Several large potatoes
  • Fabric paints - a variety of colors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Vegetable knife
  • Cutting board
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Iron and ironing board


Instructions:

  1. Trace the outline of your sock onto posterboard. Cut out the posterboard sock shape.
  2. Insert the posterboard sock shape into the sock.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half. Leave the potato skin on. This aids with gripping.
  4. Use a marker to draw a simple shape onto the cut surface of the potato.
  5. Carefully remove the potato area that is not a part of your design. The result should be a raised design.
  6. Paint over the raised potato design, with fabric paint.
  7. Press the painted potato onto your sock. This transfers the image onto the sock.
  8. Continue artfully printing your sock. Stop only when you are satisfied with its appearance.
  9. Allow your sock to dry for 24 hours.
  10. Once the sock is completely dry, remove the posterboard insert, and turn the sock inside-out.
  11. Re-insert the posterboard into your sock. Next, iron over the sock. This fixes the fabric paint so that it won't come off when the sock is washed.
  12. Voila! The sock is complete... Make sure you do this project simultaneously with both socks so that you will have a pair of socks to enjoy when you finish.

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