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You Can Make Halloween Shirts For The Whole Family Using Dollar Store Supplies

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I’m always looking for fun and easy projects that I can do with the family and this one is perfect for Halloween!

It’s even more appealing because it’s super cheap, you barely need anything to do it, and what you do need you can mostly get from the dollar store!

You only need a few items to get started, and this may turn into a new addiction for you and the family.

The first time that I did a project like this with kids and teens, it was a team-building event for our Jr. Roller Derby team.

Instead of Halloween shirts, we made practice jerseys for the kids to wear with their derby name, number, and whatever designs they wanted.

The ideas are unlimited with this, but today we are focusing on Halloween themes.

What you need to make the Halloween shirts

  • Black T-shirts in sizes for the whole family
  • Wooden Halloween cut out designs from the dollar tree or craft store
  • Spray Bottle
  • Bleach
  • Water
  • Gloves

I like to grab project shirts from Michaels to use, they’re plain and affordable and good quality, but you can also find some at the Dollar Tree.

The wooden Halloween cutouts can be found at the Dollar Tree or a craft store like Michaels, just cover the hanging holes with tape.

The cutouts are pretty thin and you just lay them out on the shirt where you would like the design to be located.

Take the spray bottle and make a water and bleach mixture that is about 80% bleach and 20% water.

You can change the pattern that bleaches out by tightening and loosening the spray nozzles.

Keep it tighter for a straighter line of bleach for noticeable lines, then loosen the nozzle to make it mistier to get the bulk of the areas covered in the bleach solution.

You’ll want to mist over and around the design cutouts, then you wait.

You will need to be a patient for just a few minutes while the bleach works and let it dry.

Once the bleach is dry, go ahead and wash and dry the t-shirts to finish the project!

Now you have unique and one-of-a-kind Halloween shirts for the entire family!

Watch the video below if you need a visual tutorial to walk you through it, have fun!

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