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Rit Dye Watercolor Shirt


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Hello this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise, I am always so excited to visit with you here at Somewhat Simple. I have a Super Fun and Easy craft for you and your Little one’s to do. What child doesn’t LOVE to paint? {Pretty much EVERY child, Right?} So let’s make something they can make and wear- a Rit Dye Watercolor Shirt. At the end of the project, you will surely have a VERY proud little artist.

You will need:

  • Rid Liquid Dye. (Find it at your local Craft and  grocery stores.)
  • 1 T-shirt (lighter colors work best)
  • Bowls for the Dye
  • Water
  • Paintbrushes.


Fill your bowls up with water and slowly add a small amount of Rit Dye to make your watercolors. You can add as much Rit Dye as needed to get the colors you are aiming for.

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My daughter already had her design all figured out, even before we ever got started. 

I had her draw her design on a Cardboard piece of paper. You can have your child Draw on a separate piece of paper, then put some sort protective surface to keep the Rit Dye, Watercolors from bleeding through.

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Once they are finished, slip your design inside your shirt. Using lighter color shirts are best, so you can see your design through the shirt. You can have them trace the lines with pencil or use the faint lines as your pattern.


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Then let the Rit Dye, Watercolor Shirt painting begin.


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For some of the smaller details she used a thinner brush, as well as Fabric Markers.

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She had so much fun seeing her picture come to life. The last thing she wanted to add was some Blue for the sky.

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When her Rit Dye, Watercolor Shirt paints were dry. She then used Fabric Glue and Fabric Glitter to add some dimension to her shirt.

PicMonkey Collage

The hardest part was having to wait for her shirt to dry-  she couldn’t wait to wear it and show of her piece of work.

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She LOVES it!! And, I LOVE seeing the smile she wears, every time she puts it on.

A perfect project that has nothing but SWEET memories.

So go ahead and get your Rit Dye and begin making some Watercolor shirts with your little ones.

It’s sure to make everyone Happy!!!

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