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Monday, July 20, 2015

A Fun Summer Craft To Do With Kids


 I learned how to do this fun new way to do Tie-Dye at 4-H camp several years ago.
I recently did the craft again with the boys.


 Supply List

White T-Shirt
Sharpie Markers
Plastic Cups
Rubber bands
Alcohol
Eye Droppers


 You begin by thinking up a design. I did flowers.
Using the cups you place them under the T-Shirt, place the rubber band around the cup. 
Using Sharpie Markers, you create your design.
Take a few drops of alcohol using the eye dropper and place on the design.
Let it sit for 5 to 10 minuets to dry a little before moving on to your next area of the T-Shirt.


 You add as much alcohol as you want the design to spread like a watercolor.


  
After you have completed your design, let it dry for a day.
Toss in the dryer for a good 15 minutes to set the color.


 The boys got creative!



  
The possibilities are endless.


The finished product.
 You have designed your very own one of a kind shirt.


When was the last time you did a tie dye?
 

23 comments:

  1. Fun project and I enjoyed seeing what the three of you created. You know, I have never tried to tie dye! Of course, it was so popular when I was in my late teens, too! Have a good week.

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  2. Very, very cool. You my friend are extremely artistic. That shirt is just darling.

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  3. How cool is this! I have never tried this one before! Gonna give it a go! Thanks for passing this along! Happy day! Nicole xo

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  4. We did this with socks at the library a couple of years ago. I am having grandkids next month....I need to make a note of this. Thanks for reminding me!!!!

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  5. That's a great idea Carla, and it looks like such fun for them to play with also.

    Jen

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  6. Y'all just do these cute things to torture me, right??!! I love this shirt and what fun!!

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  7. I haven't done a tie dye in awhile. I just saw another tutorial for Sharpie tie dye..so cool! I really like your flowers!

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  8. Another fabulous idea.
    Thanks,
    Meredith

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  9. Well that is just super neat. Thanks for the nice tutorial. I might like to try that some day. Pretty cool and you're a pretty cool mom.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  10. I love this idea and do plan to try it. Now I need to hit the thrift stores for white t-shirts!

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  11. Love these! Such a fun craft, I've never seen this before but I think we will be trying it soon :)!

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  12. Carla,
    This is so clever and cute. What a great craft to do with the kiddo's. What great memories you are making with the kids too. Have a great day.
    Kris

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  13. Your hands have done magic in the t-shirt. It is very easy so make kids to do this. it will be interesting for them to learn craft.Now a days many kids are adopted to television, mobile games etc. So if we involve them in such kind of activities they too will be interested to do so...

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  14. What fun and creative T shirts!

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  15. This is a great craft: tie dye without the mess! I love your t-shirt, and I like the crosses and signs, too.

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  16. This is so neat! I have never made anything tie dye, so this is really fun for me to see "how to"!

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  17. It is a wonderful idea! I tried this earlier this year. Yours turned out wonderfully well.

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  18. A great craft idea Carla ... tie dye has always been popular, must say though, I haven't done it for some years.

    All the best Jan

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  19. A great craft idea Carla ... tie dye has always been popular, must say though, I haven't done it for some years.

    All the best Jan

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  20. Love it! So cool....I remember I tie dyed when I was kid..... Have a great weekend!

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  21. Neat idea and so much neater than tie dying. I'll have to keep this in mind for our homeschool group. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend :)

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  22. What a fun project. So talent runs in your family?
    Amalia
    xo

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  23. Yay you joined the party! Thanks so much for linking up!!

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