4th of July Tween Fashion Craft Idea

If you have tween girls, you have most likely decorated t-shirts with them, or they have personalized them for some event or camp. From experience, fabric paint can leave whatever you are decorating stiff when it dries. That is why I couldn’t wait to try DecoArt SoSoft flexible fabric paint with my tweens. To put the paint to the true test of softness, they decorated plain white leggings and turned them into 4th of July fashion masterpieces.

4th of July fashion for tween girl @clubchicacircle

The supplies were simple. We used red, white, and blue DecoArt SoSoft flexible fabric paint, spongebrushes, and homemade star stamps.

If you have some craft foam and something to attach it to, it is super simple to make your own stamps. You can use pre-cut foam shapes, or cut your own. I didn’t have any star foam shapes, but I drew a star shape onto a piece of thick foam. Then I cut out the stars with my craft knife, and glued it to the top of a small wood block with my glue gun. All supplies, I found at my local Michaels.

homemade stamps craft supplies

The rest, I left up to the girls. I made three star stamps (one for each color) and placed some SoSoft fabric paint onto a paper plate.

We created an impromptu cardboard cutout template to put the tights on so that the paint wouldn’t bleed through to the other side. Each girl laid down on a piece of cardboard, and I penciled in a quick outline of their legs and then cut out the cardboard form.

TIP: wrap your template with saran wrap so that the paint won’t dray and stick to the cardboard and the leggings.

Homemade Stamps 4th of July Craft Idea

Then, to use your homemade stamps, simply apply a layer of paint onto the star shape with a spongebrush and stamp onto the leggings. Then let dry completely before taking off the cardboard template form.

While one tween wanted a random sampling of red and blue stars on her leggings…

homemade stamp 4th of july kids craft idea @clubchicacircle

.. the other one wanted to create an American flag design on hers.

tweens crafting with homemade stamps and fabric paint

She painted a large blue stripe on the top of the one side, and then smaller red stripes all down the legs to make an American flag design.

homemade stamp 4th of July kids fashion craft idea

After this layer was dry, she stamped white stars on top of the large blue shape.

4th of July Flag leggings craft DIY @clubchicacircle

They were both perfectly imperfect and festive pieces of 4th of July fashion! As you can see, they had fun showing off their 4th of July fashion!

Tween 4th of July fashion craft idea

The best part is that the white leggings (or tights) were just as soft as when we bought them. I found them for under $2 at my local Target. They are actually sheer footless tights.

4th of July fashion tights craft for tween girls

Looking for a fun and festive 4th of July fashion craft for tween girls? Try DecoArt SoSoft flexible fabric paint and add some flair to plain white leggings.

tween 4th of July fashion craft idea @clubchicacircle

I know I will be using this fabric paint on many other projects with my girls.

4th of July holiday craft idea for tweens

Enjoy and happy crafting!

As a member of the DecoArt core blogger team, this post is brought to you in part by DecoArt. All thoughts and ideas are my own.

 

 

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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