Soleil’s Fashion Design
Every journey needs a guide; be sure an adult is by your side!
Every JAMBO’S JOURNEY activity MUST have an ADULT’s supervision.
What You Will Need:
- a plain t-shirt
- fabric markets or paint
- pipe cleaners
- any other items you’d like to use for accessories or to decorate your shirt
- old newspaper
Find an endangered animal to model your new fashion after. There are many different animals around the world with vibrant colors you will likely want to model!
Set up your work area with newspapers on the ground to make sure you don’t get a mess everywhere! Also place a piece of cardboard under the shirt so that the back and front are separated and won’t bleed onto each other.
Once you have your design in mind, you can start by sketching it out on the shirt with a fabric pen. Feel free to draw whatever you want and design it however you want it to look. Once you have a basic design, fill it in with paint, glitter, ribbons, and any other items that you’d like on your costume.
Let the front of your shirt dry until the paint and everything else is completely dry. Flip over the shirt and complete the other side.
While your shirt is drying, try creating accessories for your outfit. If you decide to be a butterfly, you can create antennae with an old headband, pipe cleaners and pompom balls. You can make a tail with yarn for various animals or tusks for an elephant using paper towel rolls and yarn. Your only limit is your imagination!
Once everything is dried and finished, put on your costume and strut your stuff for the catwalk!