This weekend we were looking for a craft project the whole family could get involved in and I had seen these Tie Dye kits at hobby lobby for $20, so we went out to grab one.
(tip: Hobby Lobby does 40% off regularly priced products coupons on their site weekly…print one off first!)
The kit came with 6 colors (although we only used 4 at this time), rubber bands, gloves, and extra dye in it for the future. We bought our shirts separately for $2.50.
Cost was under $20 and in the future will be even lower because we have more dye left in our kit.
This is one project that was ultra messy no matter what, so we decided to do it in the backyard on the grass, which turned out to be a really good idea. While we attempted to use gloves, and you really should, they were getting in the way, so we just worked with dyed hands.
I am sure that’s some sort of bio-hazard.
All you do is add water to the bottles with your dye and shake up. Fold your shirt and tie w/ rubber bands in odd places. You can really get creative here.
If you decide not to rubber band, you can also paint or sponge on the dye making a specific pattern or writing a name.
Once you have added the dye to your shirt, wrap in plastic wrap for 6-8 hours to set, then rinse the shirt out in the sink, wash in hot water (by itself of course) in your washer, and dry.
(its suggested you wash alone for the first couple washes as the dye runs out..you don’t want blue towels)
Warning: this dye gets on EVERYTHING.
It was on our legs, hands, fingernails, you name it. Soap does not get it off. However, if you spray a little Clorox bleach spray on your hands and rub under running water, it comes off in a snap.
No fear, clorox is here!