Easy Tie Dye for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Purple tie dye

Watch your child’s face light up when you remove that first rubber band from your tie dyed t-shirt. It is truly amazing the designs that one can create with so few tools. Try these super easy tie dyes for kids and see what ours were raving about! For the purposes of simplicity, we chose to use one color per garment, rather than multiple colors that are so often seen. You can also use colored garments and use a contrasting dye color to achieve the same results.

You will need:

various colors of fabric dye*

rubber bands

rubber gloves

marbles

tap water

garments such as t-shirts, cotton shorts, old jeans, etc.

*Rit Dye is usually available in the housewares department of your local grocer or discount department store

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What you do

Begin by rubberbanding your garment according to the design you wish to achieve. See the pictures below followed by the method in which to reach that result.

sunburst pattern

sunburst

sunburst pattern

marble and several rubber bands

circle pattern

circles

circle pattern

marble and one rubber band

lines pattern

lines

lines pattern

rubber bands only

Prepare dye according to package directions. Be sure to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands! Dye can be just as damaging as bleach to your unprotected skin. Please take the proper safety precautions recommended. // Once your garment is ready, place in the dye for at least 15-20 minutes. The longer the garment remains in the dye, the darker and deeper the color will become. Remove from the dye and rinse according to package directions, usually in cold running water. Ring out garment until water runs clear. Carefully remove rubber bands and marbles to reveal your new design! No design will be the same as another and different effects can be reached by combining the different methods mentioned above. See below for our results and be sure to have a good time!

sunburst yellow shorts

pink shirt

red shirt

Amanda Formaro
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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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