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Turn a plain T-shirt into a Me-shirt!

What You Need

  • Roll of brown packing paper
  • Plain, light-colored T-shirt
  • Permanent markers or paints designed for use on clothing
  • Smocks to protect clothing

What to Do

  1. Talk about things that tell about who you are, such as your name, things you like to do, a favorite place, family members, or even a pet. Then choose one or a few of these things to draw on a T-shirt. Sketch the idea on a piece of paper first.
  2. Roll out some packing paper on a table to protect it, and place a T-shirt on top. Be sure to smooth out any wrinkles.
  3. Use the markers or paint to carefully draw your design on the shirt.
  4. Let the paint or ink dry thoroughly, and you're ready to show off your Me-shirt to family and friends.

What Else You Can Do

  • Display the Me-shirt as a work of art in your home.
  • Have a "Me-shirt" party. Invite friends over to create Me-shirts! Then organize a Me-shirt Fashion Show.

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