My kids have been BEGGING me to make tie-dye some T-shirts for FOREVER. Last Saturday was the first Saturday we've been home in FOREVER. This was it! I got a kit from Wal-Mart ($20):
It was really fun and easy. We also got most of our shirts at the D.I. (thrift store) for $1 each. Yeah! After getting all the shirts damp (I just ran them through a rinse/spin cycle in the washer), we got to wrap them all up and "tie" them with elastic bands according to the pattern we wanted. The kit came with some great ideas and instructions.
Ziploc baggies came in handy to store the shirts once they had been dyed so they wouldn't bleed onto anything else.
After letting them sit for 8 hours, I washed them according to the directions in the kit. Next time, I think I will let them sit longer for even brighter colors. They faded quite a bit. We wanted to get them done so Gabe could take some to Scout camp. Here we are:
Do we look tired? We are, we stayed up past midnight on Saturday rinsing them all out and getting them in the washer...
As soon as we got home from church on Sunday, we all put on one of our shirts. I decided Caspian needed one too.