Earth Day Arts And Crafts: Make A T-Shirt

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Up to date on October 21, 2017 Cynthia Sageleaf moreCynthia is a writer, artist, and instructor. She loves finding out language, arts and tradition and sharing that data.

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Earth Day is April 22 every year. It is fun to do different actions related to creating awareness about caring for the planet. We only have one planet and all of us need to share it, right?

The possibilities are limitless: volunteering, doing a Billion Acts of Inexperienced, push for earth-friendly legislation and much more.

But, you can get even more artistic and design your individual Earth Day T-Shirt! Everybody will see your help and you would possibly inspire another person to become involved, too.

Provides and Supplies for Earth Day T-Shirt
What You Want:

A plain t-shirt, gentle in colour


Markers (I used Sharpie markers)


Piece of cardboard (big sufficient to suit below shirt)

Bulletin board (to pin shirt in place)

Tacks (to pin shirt in place)

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Once i created my Earth Day t-shirt, I looked for ways to make it that have been sustainable. I found the white t-shirt at one other family member’s home. It was within the Goodwill pile.

I started by sketching ideas into my sketchbook. I sometimes write different phrases down to assist get the inventive juices flowing: earth, flowers, bushes, leaves, and so on. I got here up with a number of sketches.

I created the image in pencil. After i knew that this was the picture I needed to use – it simply “felt” right – I began to color it in.

As an optional step, you’ll be able to erase the pencil marks when you have finished. When you’re drawing and later coloring with marker, you may return and erase pencil sketches, so long as they are gentle marks in the primary place. Whenever you sketch your pictures, draw frivolously so it is potential to erase pencil marks after you have finished.

When i created a sketch that I really favored – it simply “felt” proper – I used my everlasting markers to colour it in.

The Earth Day T-Shirt In Footage
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I took my clean t-shirt and pinned it to my bulletin board utilizing the tacks. I slid a bit of cardboard between the entrance and again of the shirt so that the marker wouldn’t bleed through to the again.

Draw Your Picture Onto the T-Shirt

I used the same everlasting markers that I did for the drawing in my sketchbook. On the t-shirt, I began with drawing the middle of the picture. It is the spherical shape of the earth.

To get a good spherical shape, I used a rest room paper roll to hint. When you have a gradual hand, nonetheless, you possibly can draw a circle utilizing freehand.

You want to draw the picture in pen or marker. If you employ pencil first, will probably be onerous to see and also you can’t really “erase” the marks later.

It may be just a little scary drawing the picture understanding you don’t need to make a mistake. However, you already sketched the picture out within the sketchbook. You can now be assured as to what marks you are going to make.

Next, start drawing the petals. To get a great balance, draw the petals in “opposites”. Once the primary row of petals are finished, draw within the second row. In the primary set of petals, you possibly can draw smaller petals for variety. (See the images at proper to illustrate what I mean right here.)

Draw within the continents. Follow with the stem and leaf.

As you start coloring the picture in, use your different hand to carry the fabric in place. Though the t-shirt is pinned down, you still need to help keep the fabric from stretching too much when you are attempting to work on it.

Use quick strokes as you coloration in the shapes and different areas. The markers won’t dry out that approach.

You should use fabric markers, however I did not have any available. I just used what I had: my permanent markers.

Each so usually, change to a different color to provide the markers a rest. That manner, you may also help stop the markers from drying out. Cotton tends to absorb moisture and you wish to conserve the moisture within the markers as much as attainable.

Admire your work as soon as you are finished. You’ll be able to wear your shirt instantly.

You may also want to place the shirt on high heat in the dryer for about half-hour to set the marker “stain.”

Will You Make an Earth Day Craft?


Nah, perhaps next yr.
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I used Sharpies, however fabric markers are an excellent higher bet.

Once you need to clean the shirt, hand wash in cold water to help forestall any form of fading.

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sendingAuthorCynthia Sageleaf four years in the past from Western NC

Vicki – lol, and you may WRITE! Oooh, I see and Earth Day poem. XD

Tom – Thanks so much! Sure, it is fun sporting your personal attire for stuff like this. I think I will make one other this yr. πŸ™‚

Tom Schumacher four years in the past from Huntington Seaside, CA

Nice hub! Exhibiting appreciation for all this planet has and continues to provide us is vital. As well as, there are several organizations accepting volunteers. This is a good opportunity to get involved at another degree…while sporting your newly designed customized Earth Day attire. Voted up!

Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Pretty cool! You are so inventive–and for an ideal trigger! πŸ™‚

Music Men T-ShirtArdie! Howdy, pal. πŸ˜€ Hehe, nicely, thank you to your candy compliments. Alas, here’s one expertise I shouldn’t have: advertising. Whewee, I am really unhealthy at marketing and “selling” myself. LOL. Now, I can do it if I’m NOT promoting one thing, however as soon as you place money into the equation, I fall all to pieces. Soo, I’m caught with sharing The best way to do issues. Oh properly. πŸ˜‰ I did put the design on a t-shirt at Zazzle, though. You’re also so talented: you’ve a comic streak. I noticed something you posted yesterday that had me laughing all by means of dinner. πŸ˜€

Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

You’ve so many talents πŸ˜€ You’re smart, an incredible writer AND you can also make shirts! I like your design too. You must market it.

Eddy – I’d LOVE to hear how it turns out!! I love that you’re into this. YAY! Thanks a lot for your type words and enthusiasm. πŸ˜€ You are taking care, as well. I hope you’ve got an exquisite day. (HUGS)

Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

What a terrific hub and thanks for sharing this one.

I am going to attempt it out and can let you know how I get on.

Take care and take pleasure in your day.

Vellur – hey there, pal! Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you appreciated this. πŸ™‚ It’s actually fun incorporating my artwork skills with my writing abilities. Hehe. (HUGS)

Great idea and artisitic too. Cherished your sketches, voted up and creatively stunning.

Hi there, Kelly. πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by and providing your insights. I had plenty of enjoyable doing the drawings for this; I even wore this shirt for Earth Day. πŸ˜€ Thanks once more, (HUGS).

This is a good idea! I like the way in which you organized this hub stuffed with pictures, drawings, and other helpful data. Thanks for sharing this! Voted up! Take care, Kelley

Stephanie – oh, thanks so much for “pinning” this. I really need to check out that webpage. It’s on my to-do checklist, I promise. πŸ˜€ Great to see you. This is able to definitely be a great venture to do on your wonderful travels. πŸ˜€ (HUGS)

Hey, alocsin!! (HUGS) Everlasting markers do not wash out that easily, although they may fade a little simpler than fabric markers. However, eh, no worries, right? Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

Billy! (HUGS) I am sorry I have not been by to learn your hubs the last couple of days. I am positive you understand how busy the top of the college 12 months may be and then trying to write every day. However, know that your friendship means an awesome deal to me and your kindness has influenced me more than you’ll ever know. I hope you will have a beautiful Earth Day – I do know you have been out digging in that fantastic-wanting garden of yours. πŸ˜€

Stephanie Henkel 5 years in the past from USA

Great idea for Earth Day! I never thought about utilizing everlasting markers on fabric, however this is an effective way to make use of supplies you will have on hand to create a nice shirt. Children would love this, too! Voted up and pinned!

alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

What an awesome method to rejoice earth day. Do everlasting markers stay on the shirt in addition to fabric markers? Voting this Up and Useful.

Bill Holland 5 years in the past from Olympia, WA

I wasn’t going to learn any hubs at present but noticed the title of this one and decided to stop by; great concept Cyndi; love your image. Have a fantastic Earth Day my friend and thanks to your help and friendship.

AuthorCynthia Sageleaf 5 years in the past from Western NC

Hi, teaches!! Nice to see you! Aww, I am so thankful and humbled that you simply typically cease by at my hubs. πŸ™‚ I am glad you want this sketch and that i do hope folks can easily make it. (HUGS)

Your design is outstanding, and as are the opposite sketches. You might have a good eye for artistic details. Love the finished T shirt. It does seem simple to make and this is a good concept for teachers this Earth Day. Voted up!