Tie Dye Paper Towel Art

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Tie Dye Paper Towel Art For Kids - A fun arts & craft project

I am looking forward to the nice weather. I can’t wait for the obvious reasons, of course, but I also am excited because I have been itching to make some tie dye. I have plans to make tie dye curtains for our craft room & I wanted to experiment with a few scarves & shirts with some new design ideas. Since it is so messy, I am waiting for the warmer weather to be able to do it outside.

This year, I intend to have my special helper out there dying shirts with me. We may not be able to get outside yet, but we can still dabble in a little bit of tie dying indoors.

All you will need is paper towels, yarn & watered down paints or food coloring. We watered down acrylic paints in rainbow colors.

I showed my daughter how I was wrapping my paper towels with the yarn & let her wrap her own. Make sure that you wrap the yarn snuggly.

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We wrapped our paper towels with very little rhyme or reason. Here is one of the wrapped towels.


We dipped the paper towels into the watery paint & dripped paint on with brushes.

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When finished, we unraveled the yarn & very carefully opened up the paper towels & laid them out on a piece of cardboard to dry, but I would suggest laying down wax paper. Some of my daughter’s were very wet & stuck a bit to the cardboard.


Wait until they are completely dry before picking up or they might tear.

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My daughter thought these were very cool & oohed and aahed over the pretty colors. These were so much fun to make.

When we were done, we cut some of them into flower shapes & made a few flowers out of them. Our flower bouquet came out lovely.

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