Australia Day

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

Australian T-Shirt

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  • 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
Product Code: 10107 Medium (Size 12)
EACH $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)
12 or more $6.59 (inc GST) $5.99 (ex GST)          
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Round Paint Brushes - Assorted
Product Code: 10708 Pack of 30
EACH $27.49 (inc GST) $24.99 (ex GST)
3 or more $19.24 (inc GST) $17.49 (ex GST)          
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EC Fabric Paint - 500ml
Product Code: 12242 Set of 9 Colours
EACH $102.76 (inc GST) $93.42 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Fabric Markers
Product Code: 14929 Pack of 10
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
10 to 24 $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST) 25 or more $7.14 (inc GST) $6.49 (ex GST)
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