I do some mental math when considering a craft project. Expected enjoyment divided by the time it will take to clean up afterward = my overall interest.
So wet projects like screen printing and fabric dyeing haven't made the cut yet. But I did enjoy some fabric pastels recently. Dry! No clean up! Only $3! Sold.
For this experiment I used a piece of freezer paper. I traced around a glass to makes some circles on the paper side, and then drew over those circles with a thick black sharpie.
I ironed it to a light colored piece of fabric so I could see the marks through the fabric as a guide. Then I used all the green and blue fabric pastels in the kit to draw the circles. The freezer paper was a great stabilizer and kept the fabric from shifting while I drew.
Afterward I thought the circles needed more definition so I traced around them with a fabric pen. Then I removed the freezer paper and ironed it all to set the colors. So far it's passed the vigorous rub test.
So I've entered the world of DIY textiles. I think a little bonus about this method is that freezer paper can be reused several times. So when you pull it off you could iron it again and again down a length of fabric to repeat the design. Neat! I think I'll get the kid involved next time.