Kids Activity: Tie Dye Fun!

Quarantine has been loooooooong. Having all of these days at home with the kids, it has definitely been a challenge to come up with things to keep them interested, engaged and keep their creativity flowing!

I am always on the lookout for new and creative ideas (thank you, Pinterest!) So, with all the cute tie dye shirts and loungewear popping up on my social media feeds recently, I thought it might be fun to do some tie-dying with the kids. I know this is usually a messy task so I did some mom-investigating!

I found these spray bottles of tie dye on Amazon and thought I would give them a try! I figured it had to be less messy that the old fashioned ways! I also bought some rubber bands, and soft white cotton tee shirts.

Well, I am SO glad I found these! The girls had so much fun doing the tie fye (and so did I!!!). It was also super simple, not too messy at all — and best of all — we have some shirts that came out ADORABLE! I will definitely be doing this again soon! It was a great afternoon outdoor activity!

Below are the products we used and how we did the tie dying!

Have fun!!


PRODUCTS WE USED


BASIC STEPS:

  1. My daughters and I watched a few videos to see the different tie dye techniques and get some ideas.
  2. Went outside & used a large cardboard box to cover underneath the shirts.
  3. Bunched or rolled up shirts and wrapped rubber bands around the shirts.
  4. I let the girls spray the colors they wanted all over the shirts. (To add more color, I went in after they finished and poured or sprayed more color to fill up white spots.)
  5. Washed hands (color came off hands very easily with soap & water!)
  6. After all shirts were colored, we let them dry. I left them outside until the next morning.
  7. Once dry, iron each of the shirts to set the color with heat.
  8. All done! Enjoy your beautiful finished products!!

THE FINISHED PRODUCTS!!


HERE IS A VIDEO I WATCHED TO SEE THE DIFFERENT TIE DIE TECHNIQUES


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