This what our fabric and t-shirts looked like after the first layer of paint.
Then the students arranged their freezer paper stencils how they wanted them on their fabric. (I was shocked by how many children didn't know the word "arrange".) An adult ironed on the stencil.
Then the kinders went to work with sponges and paint. For each layer of color there were two shades for the students to mix as they pleased; one flat, one sparkly (!).
The color groups were assigned by classroom; orange/yellow, red/orange, blue/purple, and blue/green. This way when the classes go on field trips each class is easily recognizable!
Here are some examples once the paint had dried and the stencils had been removed.
The next step is for me to plug in a good book on tape and heat set all the paint. (Ironing, oh yay! Not.) Then I'll wash all the t-shirts so they are ready to wear. Next week I go back to do a follow up presentation for each classroom where I will give them their shirts and have them place their fabric blocks on the wall hanging. My plan is to pre-cut the squares from their painted fabric and have a template of each wall hanging. Then each student will place their quilt square on the template just where they want it. I plan on having all the wall hangings sewn up by the end of February!