Pretty, Plump Pillow

Pretty, Plump Pillow craft

Show your personal style on colorful, plump pillows. Create several with your favorite colors for your room. You're an interior designer!

  • 1.

    Buy or make a plain pillowcase. Crayola® Fabric Crayon color transfers best on fabric that is 100% polyester or has a high polyester content. To make your own pillow, fold fabric in half. Cut fabric a bit larger than the size and shape pillow you want.

  • 2.

    Decide what you'd like to write or draw on your pillow cover. To make a butterfly pillow similar to the one shown, tear away some of the paper covering on the fabric crayons. Color broad strokes with the sides of the crayons on the background of your pillow. Leave plain areas in which you can draw and color flowers, stars, butterflies, hearts, rainbows, or any design of your choice. There are two ways to use the fabric crayons.

  • 3.

    If you like, draw directly on the fabric. Press hard to get bright colors. Brush off any crayon flecks. Choose a safe, flat ironing surface. Make a bed of recycled newspaper. Add a layer of white paper. Lay your design face up. Cover the design with white paper. Go to step 5 and follow ironing directions to set the crayon color.

  • 4.

    Another way is to draw your design on white paper. Remember, the image will transfer to the fabric in reverse. Color your art. Press hard so the colors will be bright when they are transferred to your pillow. Brush away any flecks of crayon. Choose a safe

  • 5.

    Ask an adult to set an iron on cotton, with no steam, and preheat it. Place the iron in one spot, press down, then lift and move the iron to another spot. Repeat until the entire design has been transferred or set. Gently lift paper. Cool.

  • 6.

    Ask an adult to help you sew and stuff your pillowcase. When needed, items decorated with fabric crayons can be machine washed using warm water and gentle cycle. Do not place in dryer.