How to Tie Dye !!!

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Tie-dying is easy and fun.
 
 
 

 This kit can be bought at Joanns. Original price is $19.99. Use a 50% off coupon to save money. They have coupons often in the Sunday Sacramento Bee or sometimes you can get one at the store.

 This kit comes with :
* 3 bottles of dye (red, yellow, and blue)
*1 extra bottle to make secondary color.
* rubber bands
* A DVD which shows you all you need to know.
*soda ash dye fixer

What it does not come with:
*shirts
*plastic bags
* bucket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our tie dye shirts are all done. It’s rewarding to be able to show off our art work by wearing it.

How to tie die:
1. Watch the video that comes with the kit. This video will show you the different patterns and all you need to know about tie-dying your shirt.
2. Add the soda ash into a bucket of two gallons of warm water. Let your shirt stay in the water for 20 minutes.
3. Wring out the shirt.
4.Tie up your shirt with rubber bands and do what ever pattern you want.
5. Die your shirt. The kit gives you three colors (blue, red, and yellow). There is an extra bottle and it shows you on the bottle how much of what color to mix to get a secondary color. We made green using blue and yellow.
6. Put your shirt in a plastic bag and let stand for 12 to 24 hours. We left our shirts for 24 hours.
7. Rinse the shirt with water. We did this outside with a hose.
8. Wash shirt in your washer.
9. Wear your shirt !!!

The kit comes with only one pair of gloves and they are too large for little hands. Esther and I did not use gloves and the dye came off our hands within one day. I recommend buying extra gloves before doing this project. We did not follow the steps in the kit exactly. We first tied up the shirts with rubber bands and then put them in the soda ash water for 20 min. Always wear old clothes when tie-dying.
 100% cotton white shirts are recommended when tie-dying. Elizabeth wanted to use pink and I really liked how her shirt turned out as well.Remember you can tie dye anything you would like.

Have fun 🙂

4 Responses

  1. Looks like a fun project! My kids said they want to do it too! Thanks for inspiration!

  2. Looks like a fun project! My kids said they want to do it too! Thanks for inspiration!

  3. Eva : Glad I could inspire you. Have a blessed day with your little ones. 🙂

  4. Eva : Glad I could inspire you. Have a blessed day with your little ones. 🙂

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