Ultimate Guide to Tie Dye

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A fun activity for the kids to get involved in these school holidays is tie-dye! The kids will absolutely love it and the best part is, it’s easier than it looks.

You’re going to need
A cotton t-shirt or garment of choice
A dye kit
Rubber bands
Rubber gloves
A large zip lock bag
Plastic tub, ponchos, or bin bags

How to tie dye
  1. Lay out your cotton t-shirt or garment of choice. This can be done in your backyard on the grass or in a plastic tub. Use bin bags or a poncho to protect any surfaces if doing inside.
  2. Fold your t-shirt or garment around itself in a clockwise direction so it creates a ‘tie-dye pie’. Use your finger as a centrepoint.
  3. Wrap rubber bands around different areas and directions of the shirt or garment.
  4. Using the dye in a squeeze bottle, start to add dye colours on different sections of the shirt or garment.
  5. Once the top part is done and dry, flip it over and do the other side.
  6. Put garment in a large zip lock bag and leave in a warm place for 24 hours or as stated on dye kit.
  7. Put gloves on and take out garment from zip lock bag. Rinse in cold water until the water runs clear.
  8. Hang it out to dry and it’s ready to wear.