Dora's Hang-Up Hamper

Dora's Hang-Up Hamper

Turn an ordinary t-shirt into a handy cleanup helper by making this kids laundry hamper. Hang it on a door handle in your kid's room for easy access.

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Dora's Hang-Up Hamper

Craft Features

Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 4-6

Materials

  • Dora's Hang-Up Hamper iron-on
  • Iron-on transfer paper for dark clothing (non-reversed)
  • Pink t-shirt (large or extra-large)
  • Fabric glue (waterproof)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric paint or fabric markers
  • Hanger
Tip: There are plenty of ways to use items around the house to dress up your hamper. Try gluing on old buttons or swatches of fabric from damaged garments.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Print out Dora's Hang-Up Hamper iron-on onto iron-on transfer paper designed for dark clothing. (Transfer paper for light-colored clothing requires the iron-on image to be reversed and will not work with this craft.) <br /><br /> Cut out the iron-on image and iron it on to the center of the pink t-shirt using the transfer paper's instructions.

  2. Step 2

    Apply fabric glue liberally inside the bottom hem of the shirt to seal the bottom shut. <br /><br /> Repeat along each shirt sleeve to seal them shut as well.

  3. Step 3

    Use the scissors to cut a 3-inch slit down the front of the shirt from the center of the collar. This will help provide a wider opening for your child's dirty clothes. <br /><br /> Apply fabric glue to each side of the slit and fold the corners back to create a v-neck opening.

  4. Step 4

    Use fabric paint or fabric markers to draw on Dora's backpack straps as shown in the picture. <br /><br /> Let your child decorate the rest of the t-shirt using the fabric paint or markers. If you child needs some prompting, you could encourage them to draw a garden or their favorite outfit.

  5. Step 5

    Carefully insert a hanger into the top of the shirt. Now hang it in your child's bedroom on a door handle or in the closet for easy access.

Tip: Allow your child to use their creativity to decorate the bag as they wish. Allowing your child to draw their own designs will give them a sense of ownership over the hamper, which in turn will encourage them to use it at cleanup time.
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