Glue Batik Canvas Bag
How we did it:
- fabric paint (watered down)
We used blue glue for this so Emma could see her picture as she created it. She used the bottle of glue to draw a picture right onto a cotton canvas bag we had. When she finished her work of art, we let the bag dry overnight. I love projects with several steps that we can spread out throughout the week.
Once the glue was dry, we watered down a few different colors of fabric paint and Emma got to painting her bag. She painted right over the glue.
We let the paint completely dry while Emma talked about all the things she would carry in her new "purse."
Next, we added the bag to a bowl of warm water and allowed it to sit a couple of hours to loosen the glue. I tossed it into the washer after it soaked.
When we pulled it out of the washing machine, the glue was gone and Emma had a beautiful hand-painted bag to be proud of.