Tonight I would like to share a super fun, easy, family-friendly craft with you! When in Disney Parks, its almost expected that you wear a shirt with our favorite mouse! Unfortunately, Mickey shirts can be quite expensive...
but thanks to the DISBoards, I was able to come across this great idea for tie dying Mickey shirts!
I'll give you the quick rundown, but for full detailed instructions please visit this post on the DISBoards.
Here's what you'll need to start:
- Tshirts - 100% cotton will work best!
- Stencil of Mickey Head
- Dental floss & a Sewing Needle
- Soda Ash (find this near the tie dye kits)
- Tie Dye
- Plastic Bags
- Bleach Pen (FYI - Tide-to-go does not contain Bleach and will not work)
You may notice that the Mickey Heads aren't super clearly defined here. If that is the case with your shirts, continue on to the optional next step. If your Mickeys are surrounded by a nice clear un-dyed outline, then you are done! :)
Step 10: Slide a piece of plastic or cardboard inside the shirt. Using the bleach pen, outline the Mickey Heads with a thin line - the bleach will spread. Let the bleach dry, then wash the shirts again and ta-da! You have finished, custom Mickey shirts for a fraction of the cost - plus tons of fun memories from making them!
I'm actually hoping to make a few more of these for our upcoming trip (2 weeks from tomorrow!) but we've already made a pact to not wear them on the same day as each other. Matching shirts are cute when you have little kiddos, but its just too cutesy and matchy-matchy for us ;)
Please share any fun Disney crafts you and your family like to do - whether its leading up to a trip or just because!
Have a Magical Day today!