Saturday, May 19, 2012

Back to the 60's

A week or so ago--they are blending together now. We did a tie-dye project with our students. Yes, we are nuts. So we used the kit that you see above. The dye can be used on cotton, wool, viscose, rayon and silk. It comes with five squeese bottles w/ dye powder, five dye packet refills, eight gloves, forty rubber bands and instructions and idea sheet. All you do is add water and shake CAREFULLY! As you see above, we rolled our shirts in a sausage shape and then banded it into sections. You can also then roll it up to look like a cinnamon roll. That's what I did. Each of us picked our colors and then got squirting. Wear OLD CLOTHES and your GLOVES then start squirting the dye on the shirt. Have fun and get CREATIVE! After each shirt was finished, we placed them in individual zip lock bags and our primary class teacher took them home to do the rinse and dry process.
Here we are on Park Field Trip day!
Everyone's is different and it was
fun to see how they all came out.
I will say the the squeeze bottle
idea beats the tubs of water and
dunking the shirt in the dye! You
really have more control of the
dye. It really was more fun than
I anticipated!
According to the Tulip website:
Colors vary by theme. This kit sells
online for $14.00--some sites higher.
Ours came from Wal-Mart in the craft
~Keep on Dreaming~


  1. I remember that! Love the t-shirts.


  2. How fun can this be? They are really neat. The kid-lings would love this project.
    Have a wonderful weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  3. I love these! This method does look a lot easier!

    You are all so cute!

  4. Oh my gosh! This brings back fun memories and it looks like you all had fun also. Great project for the kids! Have a good weekend!

  5. What a fun project!

    I saw a way to tie-dye on Pinterest that used
    sharpie markers...I wonder if it really works.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. Growing up each year we tyed dyed tee shirts in school. I loved it. Your post reminded of the great memories. Thanks for sharing.

  7. They turned out fantastic! What fun to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  8. My daughter did one when she was a teenager. She loved that thing. It was colorful. Best wishes to you for a happy, blessed Sunday. linda

  9. I love these and you all look so cute in them :)
    Saw your Debbie Macomber widget. I read 3 of her books last week when we had no internet :) Adore her writing!

    You should know that Annie has been a complete pistol lately! I think she is smack-dab in her terrible twos. Good-friend Jane is now coming each day to turn-out and clean stalls. She has been totally exasperated by her antics! I just smile and say, "That's our Annie!"

    Hope your Sunday is great, Melinda!
    xo, misha

  10. Interesting....They are cute...
    Mylee's little T-ball team has Tie-Dye cute

  11. What a great take on an old activity. You've given me an idea for a project I can do with my grandsons when we get together this summer. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  12. I've actually done this before with students and yes we are crazy!!! Or maybe just unique as the wonderful students!!!

    The shirts came out great!!! I bet your special students were proud as punch in their new shirts on field day!

    God bless ya sweetie and have an awesome day!!! :o)


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