Bandana-Rama craft

Wear it on a picnic! Hang it in your room! Choose team colors or your favorite hues. Fill your Bandana-Rama with color!

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    How will you use your bandana? Wear it as a bracelet or necklace? Tie it around your ankle or wrap it around your waist? Make several to match your shirts or room colors!

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    Crayola® Fabric Crayon color transfers best on fabric that is 100% polyester or has a high polyester content. Use a bandana, or use Crayola Scissors to cut plain fabric to the size of bandana you want.

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    Cover your art area with recycled newspaper. Decide what you'd like to write or draw on your bandana. There are two ways to use your fabric crayons.

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    If you like, draw with the crayons directly on your bandana. For repeating patterns, draw and cut a template from cardboard. Trace shapes on fabric. Press hard to get bright colors. Brush off any crayon flecks. Lay the bandana on a safe, flat ironing surf

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    Another way to use fabric crayons is to experiment first, and then draw your final design on white paper. For repeating patterns, draw and cut a template from oaktag. Trace on paper. Remember, the image will transfer to the fabric in reverse. Color your art. Press hard so the colors will be bright when they are transferred to your bandana. Brush away any flecks of crayon. Choose a safe, flat location to iron. Make a bed of newspaper. Cover the newspaper with white paper. Place your bandana on the plain paper, face up. Lay your colored design face down on the fabric. Cover with more white paper.

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    Ask an adult to set an iron on cotton, with no steam, and preheat it. Place the iron in one spot, press down, then lift and move the iron to another place. Repeat until the entire design has been transferred or heat set. Gently lift paper. Cool.

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    Items decorated with fabric crayons can be machine washed using warm water an