I have two boys in daycare. Recently they were learning about the different ways to decorate apparel. The daycare asked me if I could come in and teach the kids about it. What better way to learn than to create a project of their very own.
As I was brainstorming about what type of project to do with 40 kids, ranging in age from 3-6, I realized there was no better way than to use Artesprix sublimation markers to have them draw their own picture to put on a garment of some kind. Artesprix was gracious enough to donate some markers to my project.
My next hurdle was trying to figure out what type of garment we could use. We wanted to make sure it was something that could be done in bulk. I mean there are 40 kids so I had to do a bit of research.While looking at different options I came across these great child size aprons at Heat Transfer Warehouse. I reached out to Heat Transfer Warehouse to see if they were open to the idea of donating these aprons for the daycare and I got an immediate YES!!
Before the day of our project, I added each child’s name to their apron using Siser Easyweed HTV.
We talked about some of the different ways that clothing could be decorated. I explained how the markers were special, that not all markers could do what these could, there was special ink inside the marker that was going to let them decorate their very own apron. We also talked about what the apron was made of, that is was a very specific type of fabric so that the markers would show up on it.
Then the kids all drew whatever they wanted on a plain sheet of copy paper. They had so much fun using the “special” markers to draw their pictures.
Once they were finished, they watched me transfer their pictures to their aprons. They said it was like MAGIC! They were so surprised and excited that the ink moved from the paper to the apron.
The daycare and I are forever grateful to Artesprix and Heat Transfer Warehouse for their generosity! The kids loved creating their project and they now have something that they will hopefully remember for a long time. It was so fun to go to the daycare and teach them about the different ways they could decorate their own apparel.
You can check out some of my other projects using Artesprix products here.
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