The wonderfully creative Lindsey at Filth Wizardry recently posted pics of a hand-painted skirt her daughters made. She used permanent markers and watered down acrylic paint to make a gorgeous wearable piece of art. So, I thought we'd try and follow the directions in this post to rescue what was once a pretty white satin princess dress.
In the end, I had to finish for her by hanging the dress up on a plastic hanger and filling in any spots she missed, but she managed to do most of it herself. This weekend she is going to a "Rainbow Disco Dance Party", so we painted a rainbow across the top. Of course she couldn't wait to try it on and I'm sure she will be the only one at the party with a dress like this!
... a side note for those of you who are afraid of letting little ones loose with permanent markers, I recently discovered that a squirt of hand sanitizer gets Sharpie marks off skin with hardly any scrubbing!