Cinco De Mayo Flower Shirt
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Cinco De Mayo Flower Shirt

Viva Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate this holiday, or any Fiesta Day with this colorful sponge painted shirt.
Jean Kievlan for Loew-Cornell
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
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Material List

  • Loew-Cornell® White Nylon Paintbrush, No. 4 Round, Series 795, 1
  • Loew-Cornell® Brush Bin II, 1
  • Loew-Cornell® Compressed Sponges, 1 Package
  • Loew-Cornell® Sponge Stamps, Alphabet, 1 Package
  • Loew-Cornell® Sponge Stamps, Flowers, 1 Package
  • White T-Shirt, any size, 1
  • Shirt Painting Board or Heavy Cardboard, 1
  • Fabric Paint, Turquoise
  • Fabric Paint, Dark Pink
  • Fabric Paint, Light Pink
  • Fabric Paint, Lime Green
  • Fabric Paint, Yellow
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plates, 2

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Place a shirt painting board or heavy cardboard inside the shirt to prevent paint from bleeding through.

Step: 2

Apply a puddle of Turquoise fabric paint to a paper plate. Dip the first letter of the saying into the paint,
making sure the entire letter is loaded with paint. Gently stamp the letter onto the paper plate to remove excess

Step: 3

Stamp the letter onto the shirt, pressing lightly. Remove the stamp.

Step: 4

Load the next letter with Turquoise paint, then stamp. Continue stamping each letter until the saying is

Step: 5

Apply a puddle of Dark Pink and Light Pink fabric paint on a new paper plate. Dip the large multi-petal
sponge in Dark Pink fabric paint, then lightly press the sponge onto the shirt.

Step: 6

Generously load the smaller flower sponge with Pink fabric paint. Dip one side of the flower into Dark Pink
fabric paint. Stamp the sponge on the paper plate once to blend the paint.

Step: 7

Stamp the flower onto the shirt. Load stamp again with paint, then stamp another two flowers.

Step: 8

Cut tiny confetti shapes from compressed sponge. You'll need a small square, and a small rectangle shape.

Step: 9

Dip the sponge shapes into water to expand them. Squeeze out the excess water, then blot the sponge
shapes on a paper towel.

Step: 10

Load the square sponge with Lime Green fabric paint, then stamp squares randomly on the background of
the shirt.

Step: 11

Stamp Yellow rectangle shapes on the background of the shirt.

Step: 12

Use a paintbrush to paint the centers of the flowers with Yellow fabric paint.

Step: 13

Let fabric paint dry thoroughly. Follow manufacturer's instructions to heat set the fabric paint and for


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