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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
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?


  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.

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

  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

  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!!!!

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


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

  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!

  8. Another fabulous idea.

  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.

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

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

  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.

  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...

  14. What fun and creative T shirts!

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

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

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

  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

  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

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

  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 :)

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

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


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