One Cute Chick T-Shirt

Perfect for all kinds of peeps including kids and fun-loving adults, this adorable chick tie-dye tee is as fun to wear as it is to make! The adorable chick stands tall and ready for your Easter celebration!

Craft Time: 60+ minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

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  • Tulip® One-Step Dye™ – Orange
  • Tulip® Soft® Fabric Paint – Matte Sunshine Yellow
  • Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint – Slick Poppin’ Purple, Slick Black Metallic and Slick Orange
  • T-Shirt, 100% Cotton – White
  • Plastic Table Cover
  • Freezer Paper
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Iron
  • Foil (or Foam Plate) Palette
  • Craft Sponge
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Step 1
Wash T-shirt without fabric softener. Do not dry.

Step 2
Cover flat work surface with plastic table cover.

Step 3
Lay damp T-shirt onto covered work surface.

Step 4
Using your fingertips, pinch T-shirt where you would like the bull's-eye to start and pull fabric up. Begin rubber banding about 5.1 cm - 7.6 cm (2"-3") down. Repeat, evenly spacing rubber bands, until you reach the bottom of your shirt.

Step 5
Wearing protective gloves, mix orange dye as directed. Apply dye to T-shirt. Let set six to eight hours. Rinse, wash and dry according to package instructions.

Step 6
Trace stencil onto freezer paper and cut out with craft knife to create stencil.

Step 7
Place stencil on T-shirt and iron in place.

Step 8
Insert shirt board or cardboard inside shirt.

Step 9
Squeeze Sunshine Yellow onto palette.

Step 10
Dip craft sponge into Sunshine Yellow and apply inside stencil openings. Let dry.

Step 11
Using black dimensional paint, freehand an outline of flower. Let dry.

Step 12
Fill in flower with Poppin’ Purple paint. Let dry.

Step 13
Trace entire chick with black dimensional paint. Use black to paint eyes with eyelashes.

Step 14
Fill in feet, beak and centre of flower with orange dimensional paint.

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Shake the dimensional paint bottles upside down to eliminate air bubbles. Test flow and practice application method of dimensional paint on a paper towel before applying to T-shirt.