Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Permanent Marker Tie-Dying Art Aprons With Project Popperz



As part of our Elmer's Kids Craft Camp week
the girls asked if we could make tie-dyed art aprons 
with the Project Popperz markers Elmer's sent us.


We used the same technique that we used when we used
permanent markers to "tie-dye" hankies at my daughter's 
2010 Rainbow Birthday Party.



My little cutie-patooties at work in the art studio 
(I did have a fan going and an open window!)


The girls made patterns of dots with the Project Popperz markers
(we protected the table with layers of newspapers underneath)



Then, we carefully applied rubbing alcohol (with a pipette)
to the center of each design 
and the desired tie-dyed effect is achieved!

This is a project best done in a well-ventilated area 
or outdoors, the markers and alcohol are stinky!


One of our finished aprons!
(names blurred out to protect my kiddos)


The girls love having personalized aprons 
now in the art studio for all of our (messy) crafty fun!

For a chance to win a prize pack full of awesome art supplies
from our friends at Elmer's glue, leave a comment here!
I'll be drawing a name by random number generator this 
10 pm EST, Friday, August, 19, 2011.
Comments are now closed for this giveaway.

Fondly,
pink and green mama, MaryLea

All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Elmer's glue provided me and my family with a crate full of art supplies
to review and keep. I did not receive any additional compensation for this post. 

36 comments:

alanay said...

heyy!süper fikir.tebrikler...

OCMom said...

what a great idea! we will be putting this on our list of fun projects this year!
Corey

rae said...

What a cool idea!!! I can't wait to try this one out with my little girlie! You have such fun ideas :)

~Raegan Kilpatrick

Kayla said...

I would love to win a craft set! I enjoy all your fun crafts you post of your kiddos! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

Michelle said...

My daughter is standing behind me begging to do this project (and every other one pictured in your sidebar)! We would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

Mary Lynne said...

So fun! I LOVE your blog! need to plan some of the projects for my big kids. made a colored rice bin for the 2's class at church & it has been a HUGE hit!

Erin said...

This is super cool! Love it!

rach13red said...

Such cute ideas!! Definitely will have to try with my kiddos

Ashley said...

I am having so much fun torturing my husband with trips to hobby lobby to buy stuff for your crafts! I bought aprons and gel glue last night for the acrylic painting. I would love to win an elmer's kit!! And be sure to tell them they already made at least one sale from me reading your blog :)

Kimberly Kay said...

How fun, my girls would love this. Thanks for the great post!

Alicia C. said...

LOL - how many more of these really cool apron ideas do you have?! I want to do them all!!!
We're planning a trip to the craft store tomorrow and I know that blank aprons are on the top of the list! We'll have to make one for cooking, one for painting, one for cleaning, one for gardening... :D

Andrea said...

Fun fun fun! A must do with my 3 year old! Markers and writing on cloth without getting in trouble is a dream come true! :)

Sarah said...

This looks like lots of fun!

Leslie Andelin said...

looks like tons of fun! I love all the different colors and the personalized aprons!

Lori said...

Those markers look amazing, I've never seen them locally. Love the inspiration here, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

it's hard to imagine a better giveaway than a "prize pack of awesome art supplies"! the aprons look great. nancywalters44@hotmail.com

Ashley S said...

What a super fun idea! Love it!

Amy said...

I love this idea! My kids may be too young to actually take part in the actual doing of the project, btu I know that they would love to watch it! It will go on my list of to do's!

Mary said...

What a great alternative to regular tie-dye - thanks for the idea!

Kristi Garwood said...

We would love to win this set. I'm trying to figure out what to do with my four year old when his sister heads to Kindergarten. This would be perfect!
Teamgarwood@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I love this idea.. my oldest just said she wanted to decorate aprons and have a cooking party this year for her birthday.. this would be perfect for the girls..
thanks -

selphishgirl said...

What a great prize to win! I found your blog a couple weeks ago and LOVE it! Thanks so much, Jena

NW Homesteader said...

I can't wait to try this!!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!!
alklong at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

love tie-dye. But, it is always such a messy process. What a great alternative! Thank you!!

3GoatMom said...

Thanks for the great ideas - I check your site often for ideas for my kids to do at our centers. I have tried this but my colors fade out more than yours - I didn't know you could use the acrylics straight - I do mine watered down.
Cindy

Roberta said...

What a cool craft! Have to try this soon.

Kim said...

This looks like so much fun. The aprons turned out great!

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

I checked out your last post - hilarious that the kids were asking for 'More Alcohol!!" -- I really want to try this with Henry - I hope he'll get into it like this :) Those are so adorable - and a creative way to personalize them!

colleen said...

I would love to win some cool art supplies for my fam to use. We did t-shirts last week but would LOVE to give this a try. Gret ideas on here...thanks for the inspiration!

cookiert said...

This looks like a lot of fun! Must add it to my list. So many projects...so little time...

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Patricia L said...

Ooooh, that looks like a lot of fun. My kids would love to do something like that!

Amanda said...

Would love to win some cool art supplies to use with my little one!

soccermom1 said...

awesome giveaway! thanks for offering it!
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Shannon said...

Thank you--for both the great idea (loving this series), and for the chance to win :)

Lisa H said...

You have some amazing ideas thanks for sharing!

julie said...

That is a fun idea! I don't usually keep rubbing alcohol, because it's crazy flammable, amongst other ills, but every now and then I do have to purchase it, so it's nice to have a project to keep in mind for the surplus.

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