Dissolving ink t-shirt painting

Dissolving Ink- Can you make permanent ink dissolve?

This project is a really simple chemistry project to do. It is easy and you only need 4 basic materials: An old or new white t-shirt (we used the boys old pe t-shirts that will still fit for this summer) – If you don’t have a t-shirt you can use paper towels instead, some sharpies and water/lemon juice.

Q: Can you make permanent ink dissolve?

A: A solvent can break the bond of permanent ink – making the ink to spread.

How to make.

Level: Easy.

Cost: Little.

Enjoyment: We had Lots of fun with these.

Time: Approx 20 minutes plus drying time.

You will need: 

  • A white t-shirt or kitchen paper.IMG_0485
  • Some sharpies.
  • A spray bottle with some water and lemon juice mixed together.
  • Some card to line the inside of the t-shirt.

To do: 

  1. Line the inside of your t-shirt.
  2. Draw your chosen design on the t-shirt.
  3. Spray with your spray bottle.
  4. Watch the colours spread as the spray saturates and dissolves the ink.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. After the shirt is dry, wash it alone the first time so the colours do not mix into your other washing.

Enjoy IMG_0478.JPGIMG_0534.JPGIMG_0475.JPGemmas xxxIMG_0477.JPGIMG_0474.JPGIMG_0476.JPG

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