My oldest daughter left for summer camp this week and one of the projects her group did was decorate pillow cases for each girl. My daughter had play practice so she missed out so we decorated her pillow case at home. Of course all her siblings had to join in and I am so glad they did because they turned out adorable!!
We used Elmer’s white glue and made a batik looking fabric. So easy and fun!
- Elmer’s white glue
- White pillow case (you could do shirts too)
- Freezer paper or wax paper
- Acrylic paint in desired color
- Gloves (optional but highly recommended)
- Big Bowl
- Scrubbing brush ( I used an old potato scrubber.)
First you want to lay out your pillow case and put wax paper or freezer paper inside. I used freezer paper because it is the exact width of my pillow cases.
Side Note: I was totally not organized enough to wash my pillow cases first or iron them flat and they worked fine but you definitely could do those things before you start if you want.
Second let the kids go to town drawing their designs. You don’t want to go skimpy on the glue because you want it to saturate the fabric. Let the glue soak in and dry completely. We left them overnight.
Ring out the water and the lay it out to dry again! Lastly we washed them in the washing machine and they are good to use.