How to Embellish Plain T-shirts for Kids

by Tonya Staab

Fashionable t-shirts for kids can be expensive. We’ve got great ideas to embellish plain or thrift store shirts to bring new life to them.

Hello Sunshine stamped t-shirts

If you are looking for a fun summer craft project for the kids, pick up a few plain t-shirts and fabric paint. The full tutorial for these Hello Sunshine shirts can be found over at Mom It Forward.

A girl wearing a white t-shirt stamped with hello sunshine.

How to add sequins to a t-shirt

Over at The Centsible Life I’m showing you how to be thrifty when it comes to back-to-school fashion for kids and refashion thrift store finds that will cost you less than $5. We added pretty sequins to this shirt for my daughter.

girl wearing a black and white stripe tee with a silver sequin heart on it

Airbrush designs on t-shirts

Airbrush cool shirts with kids. They can make their own designs and start a new fashion trend. I’m showing you how to make these fun airbrush shirts for kids at 5 Minutes for Mom. Actually, this project is so easy that kids can make their own.

a girl wearing a white tank that has airbrush flowers on it

Coloring page t-shirt transfers for kids

Take your kid’s favorite coloring page and transfer it onto a shirt with our tips at Lady and the Blog. The kids will have a great time coloring in their shirt with fabric markers.

A boy wearing a Disney Incredibles t-shirt made from a coloring page that was colored in with fabric markers.

Dip dye a t-shirt

Using dye on t-shirts is an easy way to bring new life to them whether you tie-dye, bleach dye, or dip dye them. I’m showing you simple tips to dip dye t-shirts at Kids Activities Blog.

a white t-shirt dip dyed with blue

Word transfer t-shirts for kids

Put a fun saying on a t-shirt or tank. Check out how to make our Powerful Girl shirts and our Dr Seuss The Lorax shirts too.

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