Making LEGO Printed Socks
- Fabric paint (We chose orange and green, my son’s favorite colors)
- Sponge brushes to apply the paint
- 4 LEGO bricks (2 to make the pattern + 2 smaller bricks to help hold)
- Socks (or shirt or bag or whatever your want to print)
- Something to cover your work area
Put a slightly smaller brick on top of the bricks you want to use to create your print. I found that grip worked better than 2 same sized bricks.
Experiment to make sure the pressure and amount of paint is right.
Use a sponge brush. Although you could simply dip the bricks in the paint, coating the bricks with the sponge brush worked best. Also, I tried coating both the tops and the bottoms of the bricks with fabric paint. I couldn’t make a very clear print of the top of the bricks, so I used only the bottom. (But – I am certain that people craftier than I could make lovely prints using the top of the bricks!)
Come up with a system. Because I waited until right before the party, I needed to print these socks quickly. The fastest way to do it was to lay out all the socks, stamp them with one color and size, and then do the second color and size. After that side dried, I flipped them over and printed the other side.
My son does not want to take off his LEGO printed socks. They were simple to make, and they’ve held up through many washes.