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Valentine Art: Crayon Transfer Art Project

Valentine Art: Crayon Transfer Art Project
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Valentine Art: Crayon Transfer Art Project

This Valentine Art is something we love to do all the time. This time we transferred the art to a t-shirt. I’m talking about sand paper and crayons! Now, the crayons do get worn down when you are coloring with them on sand paper, but the coloring process seems so therapeutic!


  • Fine Sand Paper ( do NOT get the coarse)
  • Good quality crayons
  • Plain t-shirt

I totally winged this project and did not measure or use a heart outline. It definitely will turn out much better if you center the heart, use an outline and ooh and even wash and iron the t-shirt you are working on ha! Scroll down and you will know what I’m talking about.

On a fine sand paper, draw a heart ( or 2) or any outline you like and color it in while pressing down the crayons hard. This was a collaborative effort!

art on sand paper

Use a t-shirt your child wants (or very cutely demands) to have a nice big heart on. My 3 year old chose one of her existing shirts even though we bought a new one for the project {a black one } { Plain tees are available at the dollar store}

materials for sand paper art

Insert a cardboard inside the t-shirt to prevent creases. { Unlike me iron your t-shirt!}

valentine sand paper artr

Reverse the sand paper and place it on the tee-shirt

 add cardboard to prevent crease

Place a paper towel on top and iron.

sandpaper transfer crayon art

Take a quick peek to see if the crayon has transferred and keep ironing until you are satisfied with the crayon transfer.

 art transfer

I think this makes for a FUN Valentine’s day gift – for your kids or the kids can make presents for grandparents with a nice big ” We love Grandma”

My 3 year old totally loves her t-shirt and I have to run out again to get a white t-shirt to make one for big sister. Suddenly black t-shirt doesn’t look appealing anymore!

Thanks for reading

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