glue batik for a new babe

Inspired again by the blog The Artful Parent I made these adorable little onesies. I’ve always had such a hard time finding cute baby onesies that don’t cost a fortune, because lets face it they outgrow them faster than you can blink and more than half of them are faced with blow outs. So to make these I picked up a few white onsies from the consignment shop, a bottle of Elmer’s blue gel glue, and used some acrylic paints I already had on hand. This is such an easy and fun project that you can even get older kids to take part in. Owen unfortunately is too little to take part in this art project but he did have fun simply watching me do it and watching them hang to dry outside. ¬†First you begin by drawing on to your fabric using the Elmer’s blue gel glue, let dry, then paint with watered down acrylics, let dry, soak in hot water to remove the glue, and dry once again. It requires waiting time so I did the whole process over the course of three days, but it is very easy. I can’t wait to make some more for Owen, I’ve just been having a hard time finding plain white shirts his size, any suggestions?

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  1. these are awesome April! I need to do some of these asap! wheres a good place to get the acrylic paint? also i thrift a lot so i will keep my eye out for 2t white shirts. i know at kohls they have packs of white onsies up to 24months.

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