Fabric Dyeing with Shaving Cream

We spent the afternoon playing around a bit, dyeing some fabric the kids want to use in their sewing projects. We used a shaving cream method a little different than what you might have seen, to “tone down” our colors a little, as this fabric will be used for the background of the kids’ projects and we didn’t want the color to overwhelm the projects.

Working with shaving cream is naturally a big hit with kids. Here are a couple of shots for now… the kids had so much fun we thought it worth putting together a tutorial on this method… soon. (-:

First we collected our materials and covered up our clothes with old T-shirts… This is the “before” picture… we’re ready to go!

We got a little carried away with the shaving cream… quite possibly more landed on the kid’s faces than on the fabric!

After the fun there were (naturally!) showers involved. (-:

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    Posted May 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    They are so sweet.
    Submitted by ipraragon on Wed, 07/29/2009 – 13:17. (Old blog)

    Your grandkids look as sweet as smart! I’m sure you’re having a great time enjoying their company, their jokes and all the activities together, even if you finish more tired than ever. But happily tired, I guess. This will be nice to have the tutorial for this method of dying fabrics, because sometimes is hard (when not impossible) to find exactly the color or design of fabric we need for a project. Specially for backgrounds, when we need to figure a “sky”, “water” or “ground” background. Please, post it soon. Thanks,
    Irene.

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