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Fish-Print T-Shirt




Use this simple fish-print technique to make a one-of-a-kind T-shirt that's perfect for adults and kids alike.

Resources: For more information on fish printing and to purchase fish replicas and fish-printing kits, visit T-shirts are from American Apparel. Speedball fabric screen-printing ink, printing blocks, and linoleum cutter are available from For more fun projects, check out these favorite crafts from "The Martha Stewart Show."


  • Whole fish or fish replica
  • Fabric screen-printing ink
  • Brayer
  • T-shirt
  • Hook template
  • Speedy-Cut printing block or eraser
  • Linoleum cutter
  • Pencil


  1. Step 1

    Generously ink fish by rolling a brayer in fabric paint and then rolling onto fish. Place T-shirt front side down on inked fish and pat in place. Carefully lift T-shirt and lay front side up to dry.

  2. Step 2

    Print hook template. Trace and fill in hook shape with pencil. Turn template over onto a printing block or eraser and rub the back of the template with the pencil to transfer the image. Carve around the transferred hook shape with a linoleum cutter to make a stamp.

  3. Step 3

    Stamp a hook for the fish on the T-shirt with fabric paint. Allow to dry.

  4. Step 4

    Set the fabric paint according to the paint manufacturer's instructions.

The Martha Stewart Show, March 2009




Reviews (1)

  • LindaHoffmann 17 Feb, 2012

    when you give a pic you would think the fish is in it too. i do a lot of crafts and when i show some thing i give it all not just the hook... oh and i see the same show 3 to 4 times in i week . i am on fixed income and it is hard to get to a puter and try to win some thing. ok bye