Silk-screen printing may sound exotic, but trust us: it's inexpensive and kid-friendly, thanks to this technique. Here's how to make T-shirts, totes, napkins, and more.
Get Ready, Get Printing
Silk-screening is super fun, but it can definitely get messy. Wear smocks, protect your work surface with newspaper or a vinyl tablecloth, and have lots of rags or paper towels on hand for rogue paint.
What You'll Need:
- 1 yard of chiffon or voile (around $5 a yard)
- Two 10- to 12-inch plastic embroidery hoops (about $3 each)
- Template (download below) or drawing
- Dull pencil
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrushes in assorted sizes
- Cardboard or newspaper
- Scrap fabric or old T-shirt
- Thick acrylic paint (we recommend Liquitex Basics)
- Painter's tape or masking tape
- Plastic gift card or old credit card