Color-Ons
TIPS FOR USING COLOR-ONS AT EVENTS

If you will be applying Color-Ons onto T-shirts at an event, here are suggestions to consider that have worked well for others.

ISSUE: With a lot of kids it will be easy to get their Color-Ons transfer sheet mixed up as they turn them in to be ironed.

1. WRITE NAME ON BACK OF COLOR-ONS SHEETS:

BEFORE THEY COLOR, WRITE THEIR NAME WITH A PERMANENT BLACK MAGIC MARKER ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE SHEET. This is the Coloring/Application direction side. The Marker ink will not come off when ironing and you can match up the Color-Ons to the child later - just don't take off the paper after you apply them until they pick them up! There is no problem removing the paper long after it is ironed and has cooled.

2. WRITE T-SHIRT SIZE ON BACK OF COLOR-ONS SHEETS:

On the back of the Color-Ons sheet write below the kid’s name the SHIRT SIZE they picked.

Have someone help them pick out a shirt size before they take their Color-Ons to color it. You can then apply their design onto the correct size shirt with no mix ups.

3. MAKE ALPHABETICAL STACKS:

On a Table write on 5 pieces of masking tape - something like:

A-E   F-J   K-O   P-T   U-Z

As the shirts are applied put in these Alphabetical sections to find easy later.

4. HAND APPLICATION TIME:

For preplanning people needed based on your attendance estimates, allow 3 MINUTES PER SHIRT to apply the Color-Ons. About 1 minute or so to lay out a shirt, smooth out the wrinkles etc. Actual application takes about 30 seconds.

APPLICATION SAFE ZONE:
Kids are curious and may want to SEE how a Color-Ons is applied. That is fine but just have the Application Table 2-3 Feet away from the kids. Maybe use 2-3 Folding Chairs in front of the table and crepe paper taped between them?

5. REMOVING CRAYON FROM UNAPPLIED COLOR-ONS DESIGN

If for any reason you want to remove crayon from a Color-Ons BEFORE IT IS APPLIED you can! Using a 2” wide roll of Masking Tape rip off a piece and wad it up. Then gently dap the image wherever you want to remove the crayon. It sticks to the tape!

6. CHECK BACK OF COLOR-ONS SHEET FOR CRAYON PIECES - REMOVE.

Before you apply a Color-Ons check the paper (on the Application Direction side) for anyCRAYON PIECES and remove. Otherwise the crayon might stick to the hand iron andtransfer onto a shirt. You could cover each transfer with Photo Copy Paper and apply.

 

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