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Hand Printed Tea Towel

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Hand printed tea towels make special gifts which can be easily posted to a grandparent or friend who doesn't live nearby. The printing process is cheap and easy and can be done with kids of all ages.

Time: 1 hour
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
Polystyrene tray and ballpoint pen to make print block
Blank tea towel
Fabric paint
Paint roller



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Blank tea towels can be bought cheaply online or from a print shop


Method
Make a print pad by cutting a square from a polystyrene food tray and scoring an image with a ballpoint pen. Click here to see a tutorial.



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We re-used our polystyrene pineapple stencil for our tea towel print


Apply fabric paint to the print pad with a paint roller.



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Press the print pad on to the tea towel and lift up.
Repeat with the same print pad or different print pads. You could use the same colour or make variations of similar shades like we did.



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We used different shades of green and blue by mixing up blue, green, yellow, black and white fabric paint


Allow the fabric paint to dry.
Put a piece of paper over the finished tea towel and iron for several minutes to fix the fabric paint.



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Iron the print to set the fabric paint


The tea towel can now be used, washed and ironed as usual.



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Hand printed tea towel


Older kids could also try lino printing.

Why not make a pretty gift box, gift bag or wrapping paper for your tea towel gift? You could also make a greeting card or gift tag to go with it.

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Love this! Will definitely be doing this for xmas gifts!
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