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My kids are so excited for Halloween this year! They are both old enough to realize that there’s so much fun involved that goes beyond the candy haul! Both of them have enjoyed decorating the inside and the outside of our house. We started talking about fun outings that we were going to attend around Halloween, such as the Halloween party at our local library. We decided not wear our actual costumes and wear our own creations, how fun, right?
I went rummaging through our drawers, and found shirts that were plainly colored and just knew we had to make our own creations. I also was thinking about how much fun my girls had during our family vacation under a black light at an aquarium exhibit. They thought that was the most awesome invention ever, it had their clothing, hair bows, shoes laces glowing brightly, we literally had to pull them away from it after a VERY long time. Figured, I’d use Tulip Glow Paint, and really make them some jazzy creations!
Tulip Glow Paint is awesome because the colors really POP, they stand out even during daylight hours, so they are perfect for Halloween creations of all shapes and sizes. Tulip Black Light Paint is also great, if you know your Halloween party will have black lights, this will make your creations extra special!
We chose to do a very simple Candy Corn on my older daughters shirt, she already had some fun pants with Candy Corns all over them. My younger daughters had leopard patterned pants, so we went with fancy Cat Eyes on her shirt. And for me, I decided on a fun Ghost with BOO! I will emphasize that I AM NOT AN ARTIST, so my freestyle sketching is well, somewhat basic, but none the less we had a blast and wound up with cute projects! Here are the end results!
Below each picture are easy instructions, if I can do this, so can you! Tulip Glow Paints are very user friendly!
- Draw outline of design, I used poster board. After design is dry insert poster board under shirt so you can trace design with Tulip Glow Paints.
- Outline the design, allowing each section to dry fully. (Read product instructions thoroughly).
- Add additional details if desired, we added large googly eyes. To secure the eyes, I used double sided tape so they could be removed before laundering.
- Since this shirt is black, I couldn’t use a poster board underneath to trace. I cut out the design and used as a stencil.
- Be sure to use Tulip Glow Paint “around” stencil and not on stencil as it will stick when you are trying to remove.
- Allow paint to dry thoroughly (read product instructions), if you want an area to be more defined you may want to apply a second coat.
- Use a simple outline for the ghost, you can get more detailed if you’d like.
- After outlining the wording, be sure you let this dry long enough before adding extra details.
- Googly eyes were also added, but you could use Tulip Glow Paint to complete details also.
Now there’s no need to worry about washing your projects, Tulip Glow Paints are made to last wash after wash, with no peeling or cracking! Plus they are non-toxic, so one less worry there! Here’s our before and after picture of our shirts, they just came to life, didn’t they? Now don’t let clothing be your limit, use these amazing paints on trick or treat bags, headbands, shoes…even indoor projects! You’re gonna love getting creative!
We couldn’t wait to wear our new shirts, and have an extra fun time this Halloween season!