Australia Day

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! OI! OI! OI! Celebrate Australia Day with our fantastic craft ideas.

Australian T-Shirt

  • Step 1Pre-wash your shirt prior to using your fabric markers and fabric paint.
  • Step 2Remember when painting a double sided item (such as a shirt) to insert some newspaper or card inside so that the paint doesn’t seep through onto the back.
  • Water acts as a lightener…think of it as your white.
  • Step 4Paint bleeds on fabric, no matter how careful you are. It will bleed more in damp areas. To increase colour bleeding, spray the area you area painting with water. To prevent, do not wet fabric.
  • Step 5Think about what you want to paint on your Australian shirt. If you are unsure, try drawing a design on paper first, then copy it onto your shirt with your fabric paint. Try using our Fabric Markers for more detailed designs. You could even try painting or drawing the Australian flag!
  • Step 6After painting, allow to dry and then heat seal with an iron.
  • Remember to cover your design with baking paper to prevent the iron from sticking.
  • Step 8Your Australian shirt is ready to go - time to wear it with pride and get cheering!

Materials used in this activity

Cotton T-Shirt - Size 12
Product Code: 10107
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
25 or more $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)          
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted - Pack of 30
Product Code: 10708
EACH $38.49 (inc GST) $34.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $30.79 (inc GST) $27.99 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Fabric Markers - Pack of 10
Product Code: 14929
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
15 to 29 $9.89 (inc GST) $8.99 (ex GST) 30 or more $8.24 (inc GST) $7.49 (ex GST)
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EC Fabric Paint - 500ml - Set of 12 Colours
Product Code: 20166
EACH $168.85 (inc GST) $153.50 (ex GST)
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