Apparently I am on a tie-dye kick. I featured tie dye fashion last week and here I am again claiming how stylish and awesome the 60’s throwback look is. Obviously, Eugene is making me forget New York style. Tie dyes, you rock!
My sister-in-law Katie and I thought it would be a great project for the kiddos one afternoon to tie-dye some shirts and other goodies. Although a lot of fun, I am not sure that the kids under 4 years old enjoyed it as much as the older ones…it took a lot of steps, planning, and preparation. That said, we had a lot of fun and made some cool looking clothes!
* White tees, undies, skirts, shorts, socks, whatever you want
* Rubber bands
* Rubber gloves (or if you are like us, some plastic bags)
* A lot of patience
What we did:
We went to Old Navy to buy some white clothing and found that most of the items were on sale and perfect to experiment with. We bought the RIT dye at a local drugstore and buckets from a hardware store. With the rubber bands and some instructions courtesy YouTube on how to make cool designs, we were all set to be the COOL DUDES we know we are.
We followed the sheet of paper in the RIT dye boxes, which was very clear and easy to understand.
So, there you have it, that was our tie dye do-it-yourself project at home. It took a long time, a lot of organization, made a huge mess, and was not particularly engaging for a newborn and a 2.5 year old. That said, I had a lot of fun and am really happy with the clothes. If you are in need of a summertime family activity, this is a great one!
Have a great week!