Fourth o' Fun Tiedye

Materials

  • White 100% cotton t-shirts

Tools

  • Tulip One-Step Dyes: Blue, Red
  • Tulip 3-D Fashion Paint: Silver Metallic, True Red Slick
  • Tulip Soft Fabric Paint: Platinum Metallic
  • Tulip Fashion Form (or cardboard scrap)

Basic Supplies

paper towels, scissors, plastic garbage bag (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Adults, help kids when using dyes.

STEP 2

  • Wash shirts in washing machine. Do not dry.

STEP 3

  • On covered work surface, use following technique to create design: accordion-fold lower 2/3 of shirt, crumple top; scrunch top and bottom edges together, wrap with rubber band, then repeat for other two areas creating three sections; pinch fabric from center to side seam, wrap with rubber band 4" from end, then 3" from first.

STEP 4

  • Wearing gloves, follow manufacturer's instructions to fill dye bottles with water. Shake bottles until dye is dissolved.

STEP 5

  • Squeeze Red or Blue dye on shirts as desired. Turn shirts over; repeat process. Place shirts separately in plastic bags. Let shirts set for six hours.

STEP 6

  • Remove shirts from bags. Cut rubber bands from shirts. Wash shirts separately in washing machine with small amount detergent. Dry shirts in dryer.

STEP 7

  • Use Platinum Metallic to paint stars on shirts. Let dry. Use Silver Metallic or True Red Slick to write "USA" on shirts. Let dry.
by Cheryl Ball for iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Co.
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