It’s never too early to plan for a holiday, and Halloween is just around the corner! With this DIY, you and your residents can create custom t-shirts with spooky Halloween designs. The best part is that you can get all the materials you need at a dollar store!
For best results, you’ll need t-shirts in a dark colour, since the design is created by spraying the shirt with bleach. This technique is sometimes called reverse tie-dye. You’ll also need Halloween-themed cut-outs to use as stencils. Usually, you can find wooden cut-outs in the seasonal section of a dollar store, but you could also make the stencils yourself.
Lay the t-shirts on a flat surface in an outdoor or well-ventilated area. Your residents can choose the stencils they want to use and arrange them on top of the t-shirt to create their designs. Fill a spray bottle with bleach and spray all around the stencils. Allow the bleach to dry before rinsing the shirts with water. Here’s a video tutorial that uses all dollar store materials!