Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Tie Dye Clothes

by Claire Winlow (follow)
Over 10s (381)      Medium (244)      Dress Up (60)      Clothes (8)      Tie Dye (2)     


tie dye, fabric dye, clothes, baby clothes, blue, rubber bands, elastic bands, over 10s, kids
Tie dye circle


All the rage in the 70s, tie dye is still a great way to create some interesting designs and make a boring white t-shirt a lot more fun. The rubber bands restrict the dye leaving different patterns.

Time: 1hour 10 minutes
Age: Over 10's
Level: Medium



tie dye, fabric dye, clothes, baby clothes, blue, rubber bands, elastic bands, over 10s, kids
Cheap white clothes ready to be made a little more interesting


Materials
White t-shirt, babygro or anything cotton
Rubber bands
Fabric dye
Salt
Rubber gloves

Method
Knot rubber bands over or around the item of clothing.



tie dye, fabric dye, clothes, baby clothes, blue, rubber bands, elastic bands, over 10s, kids
The bands will restrict where the dye can reach


To create a circle effect, the centre of the t-shirt was bunched up and several rubber bands tied along the length.



tie dye, fabric dye, clothes, baby clothes, blue, rubber bands, elastic bands, over 10s, kids


The babygro was a more random experiment with bands around the arms and legs and the the middle rolled into a ball with bands criss crossed over.



tie dye, fabric dye, clothes, baby clothes, blue, rubber bands, elastic bands, over 10s, kids
Rinse well after you have dyed the clothes and then remove the rubber bands


Follow the instructions from your fabric dye. I used Dylon which required dissolving the sachet in 500ml of warm water and adding it to 6 litres of warm water that had 250g salt dissolved in it. The clothes were then added and mixed regularly for an hour before rinsing, washing and allowing to dry.
Don't forget to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands from being stained.



tie dye, fabric dye, clothes, baby clothes, blue, rubber bands, elastic bands, over 10s, kids



tie dye, fabric dye, clothes, baby clothes, blue, rubber bands, elastic bands, over 10s, kids


Tie Dye is not just for clothes, why not try a tea towel or napkins?

Categories
#Over 10s
#Medium
#Clothes
#Tie Dye
#Dress Up
I like this Article - 10
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Claire Winlow
My three year old loves to bake but his attention can wander
12 likes
I'm always looking for interesting techniques and textures for my toddler to experiment with whe...
12 likes
Introducing a straw and paint together made me slightly nervous as my toddler is not always the ...
11 likes
Inspired by reading a Mr Tickle book, where Mr Tickle has long stretchy arms, perfect for tickling, ...
9 likes
A fun little science experiment that doesn't require complicated equipment
9 likes
This is an unusual way to make some unique jewellery
14 likes
view all articles by Claire Winlow
Articles by Claire Winlow on Other Hubs
If you don't have flower arranging skills but you'd still like to add decoration with a touch of nat...
8 likes
7 likes
ID: 1723
[ Submit a Comment ]
Great idea
If you have several children, make a set of tie dyed t-shirts all the same color. If they all wear the same color shirts to a crowded event, it is easy to spot your kids. My daughter has eight children, and this works well.
Trending Articles
This simple Frozen pinata is just the thing to complete a Frozen theme party
8 likes
Perfect for all Harry Potter fans, this easy to make bookmark is a great back to school craft
8 likes
This card is ideal for a nanny birthday card or a mother's day for grandma card
8 likes
A simple summer paper craft activity for kids
6 likes
Why should fingers have all the fun? This 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' birthday card uses toe print...
3 likes
If you have a little girl in your life, chances are at some stage she will ask for a Frozen birthday...
3 likes
This is a great craft to make use of recycled cereal boxes
3 likes
Create a chunky underwater-themed necklace or decorations for the home
3 likes
These bookmarks are easy to make and most importantly are sure to stay in place
3 likes
A fun and cheap game to create for a hot day
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (588)
Any Age (403)
Over 10s (381)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (873)
Medium (244)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version