I love that you can achieve these gorgeous sun prints without the use of special paper. These are made on fabric with paint (use fabric paint if you intend on washing the fabric) and some pretty designs with natural objects. A little time in the sun and then you've got a gorgeous piece of fabric to play with! All the details are at Alisa Burke.
This is one of four fabric art exploration ideas for kids featured at Lessons Learnt Journal. The sequins are such a fun way to add color and texture to a child's drawing on burlap and great beginning sewing practice.
In conjunction with Family Fun, Craft Hope, and Enchanted Makeovers, we made superhero capes for children living in shelters. In the Dec/Jan issue of Family Fun magazine, there is an article about the work of Craft Hope and Enchanted Makeovers. Craft Hope is an online site that coordinates crafters with charity projects and Enchanted Makeovers does makeovers for shelters by making them more homey and comfortable. The capes are gifts to the kids that are staying in shelters that have been made over by Enchanted Makeovers.
The capes are made from cotton jersey so you don't have to worry about frayed edges; just cut the rectangle, fold over and glue the top edge to make a channel for the ribbon, and add a superhero emblem using Heat'n Bond, stitching, or fabric paint. We used the Heat'n Bond and it worked like a charm. Add velcro dots to the ends of the ribbons and you're done! The full directions are in the Dec/Jan issue of Family Fun magazine or here at Family Fun online.
There were nine of us, including my sister and her four kids, and we had a lot of fun making the capes together, plus, it feels good knowing you are creating something that will go to a little one in need.
Get a group of your own together and be cape-making superheroes!