Yep I let my 5yo play with bleach. Under close supervision though.
While trying to figure out what to make for Fathers Day for daddy I came across this pin. I already follow her blog but this post was posted before I began following her so I hadn’t noticed it before. Ashley Campbell has SO MANY wonderful ideas with great photography to document them. I love her blog.
You can get the full instructions on her blog.
I had the hardest time EVER finding freezer paper in SF. I didn’t even know what it was until now. I called 4 grocery stores in the city and none carried them (or even knew what they were!) So I ordered it via Amazon of course!
Well after I finally had all my supplies, I printed the letters, traced them on the freezer paper, cut and ironed them on the shirts.
I filled a spray bottle and a water gun with bleach.
Made sure the kid (and myself) had the rubber gloves on
Now comes the fun part. First I used the spray bottle to spray around the letters to make sure there would be a nice defined shape once it was bleached.
Then I let him my future all-star spray till his heart’s content
Front and back.
Since it IS bleach I don’t recommend letting a young child who is not able to follow instructions closely yet work on this project.
After the spraying, I let it sit for about 5-10 minutes longer. It was an overcast day so it didn’t bleach the color as quickly as it would have had the sun been shining down.
I rinsed then threw them in the washer under the regular cycle. Most of the freezer came off in the wash. I peeled what was left and tossed them in the dryer.
And here is daddy and his boy with their new shirts on Fathers Day morning.
More action shots of the shirts at Del Mar beach later that day
I really love how they turned out. They look so trendy and cute at the same time.
Since I now have a whole roll of freezer paper I plan to do this with star wars themed cut-outs on maybe some black shirts. And we’ll have to make some for us girls too next time!