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DIY No Sew Candy Corn Play Dress

When it comes to Halloween, I think my all time favorite is Candy Corn. Candy corn to eat and candy corn crafts, decor and other treats. I just love everything about it. So today I'm making some projects using a recycled t-shirt. So get the kids to help you – pick up some Crayola fabric crayons, a big white t-shirt and get ready for more creative Halloween crafting fun!


Candy Corn Play Dress
Candy Corn Play Dress

DIY Candy Corn Play Dress

We're actually going to make the art to decorate the t-shirt. Then we are making a candy corn t-shirt, a no-sew play dress and a Halloween treat bag (or the idea of it). AND, you can make any of these in under 15 minutes!

Materials you need:

  • Printable candy corn coloring page template (download link below)
  • Fabric crayons – orange, yellow and black
  • White t-shirt – this is a men's extra large
  • Scissors
  • Iron and ironing board or other ironing surface
Candy Corn Coloring Page
Candy Corn Coloring Page


Fabric crayons look darker than their actual applied color
Fabric crayons look darker than their actual applied color


  1. Print out the coloring page and color it. Make sure to cover the areas well, this is no time to light coloring. The more you color, the better the color transfer.
  2. Place the coloring page, crayon coloring facing the fabric, on the t-shirt. Place a piece of parchment paper on top and iron for about 15 seconds, moving the iron around.
  3. carefully lift up a corner of the picture and check that you like the color transfer.
  4. Repeat step two until you've covered the shirt with as many candy corn as you'd like… or the transfer color fades too much.
  5. Each application, the color will fade a little more.
Iron the coloring on to your fabric
Iron the coloring on to your fabric


DIY Candy Corn T-shirt
DIY Candy Corn T-shirt


End there to make the t-shirt. To make the dress follow these steps:

  1. Cut off the sleeves of the t-shirt.
  2. Use strips of fabric from the sleeves to tie at the should.
  3. I did not stitch up the arm holes because we're just using this as a play dress. You could, however, easily hem the un-finished edges for a more complete little girl's dress.
Candy Corn t-shirt redo
Candy Corn t-shirt redo

To make the treat/tote bag:

  1. Cut a few inches off the bottom of the shirt and stitch the bottom closed. (You don't even have to cut any fabric off… I think an extra large shirt is too big for a treat bag for kids, but you can decide on the size you'd like.
 DIY Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bag
DIY Candy Corn Trick-or-Treat Bag


That's it! 3 in 1 craft choices all using the candy corn art transfer method. Which are you going to make?



download this art by Jen Goode



You can also use this coloring page for all kinds of other crafts or just color it. If you like to doodle your own designs, use the page as a template and fill it in for your own zentangle fun!

Today is the last day of the Craft Lightning Halloween series I've been cohosting all week. I hope you've enjoyed all the amazing ideas. If you have 15 minutes, you have time enough to make something awesome for Halloween!

Check out what my friends have created today. Here are today's partner projects for the Halloween Craft Lightning series we've been doing all week.


Bloody Eye Cupcakes {ewww} from The Country Chic Cottage

Monster Shirt Costume from 30 Minute Crafts

DIY Book of Spells from Busy Mom's Helper

Batman Trick-or-Treat Bag from Simply Kelly Designs

Paint Chip Pumpkin Cards from A Sweet Berry's Designs

Halloween Headstone Treat Boxes from Make Life Lovely

Belladonna Poison Bottle from bumblebreeblog

Beaded Crystal Spiders from Cute as a Fox

Make Witch's Brew Party punch and grab these free printable drink labels to accessorize it – from My Craftily Ever After


That's it for a full week of happy Halloween crafts and DIY ideas. I hope you've enjoyed all the super speedy quick crafts everyone has shared all week. I can't wait to hear which ones you try!


Curious what my favorite supplies are? Check out the list here!

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