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Nature Tie Dye Shirts

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Nature Resist Tie Dye t-Shirts - These t-shirt designs were made from rocks, leaves, twigs & other things found in nature. This is a fun spring or summer art activity & craft for kids or for adults

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We have been enjoying the beautiful weather these past few weekends & spending most of our time outdoors. We have been experimenting & playing with different nature arts & crafts. Last weekend, we brought some watercolor paper outside & laid some leaves & rocks on top & used spray bottles to spray the paper with a mixture of food coloring & water.

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It came out lovely.  I loved the effect & wanted to try it on t-shirts. We tried to recreate the effect to tie dye t-shirts. They came out great, but after we washed the shirts, the food coloring washed out. The food coloring didn’t take, but we were not going to give up on our idea. We found a non-toxic tie dye spray kit on Amazon & hoped that this would do the trick.

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Nature Resist Tie Dye t-Shirts - These t-shirt designs were made from rocks, leaves, twigs & other things found in nature. This is a fun spring or summer art activity & craft for kids or for adults.

The directions on the package did not require that we prep our shirts, but I soaked them in a half vinegar & water mixture to prep them nonetheless. I rang our shirts out & then brought them outside & laid them out flat on cardboard. I slid a piece of cardboard between one of the shirts to keep the color from bleeding through to the other side. My daughter wanted her color to go through,

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We gathered rocks, leaves & branches to create our designs. My daughter & I went to work on placing our design elements.

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Once we had all of our pieces in place, we began to use the spray. My daughter wore an apron, but we forgot to put on gloves. It is recommended to wear them because it does get messy. Luckily, the spray washes off of skin very easily.

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We did one side & let it sit out in the sun to dry. The packaging recommends to let the shirt sit for an hour, but we flipped after just a few minutes.

Nature Tie Dye Shirts - These t-shirt designs were made from rocks, leaves, twigs & other things found in nature. This is a fun spring or summer art activity & craft for kids or for adults

We made heart designs out of rocks on the opposite side of both t-shirts.

Nature Tie Dye Shirts - These t-shirt designs were made from rocks, leaves, twigs & other things found in nature.. This is a fun spring or summer art activity & craft for kids or adults Nature Tie Dye Shirts - These t-shirt designs were made from rocks, leaves, twigs & other things found in nature. This is a fun spring or summer art activity & craft for kids or adults

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Nature Tie Dye Shirts - These t-shirt designs were made from rocks, leaves, twigs & other things found in nature. This is a fun spring or summer art activity & craft for kids or adults

When we finished spraying the other side, we let it dry in the sun for about 1 1/2 hours. The dye sets in the dryer after about 20 minutes. I also ironed it before washing to help heat set it a little bit more. Once the dye was set, we washed them as normal & then air-dried the shirts. The color held up beautifully. My daughter was so proud of her shirt. She couldn’t wait to put it on & show it off.

Nature Tie Dye Shirts - These t-shirt designs were made from rocks, leaves, twigs & other things found in nature. This is a fun spring or summer art activity & craft for kids or adults

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nature painting for kids with food coloring paint spray. Spring & summer art activities

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.

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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.

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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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Tie Dye Paper Towel Flowers - a pretty summer arts & craft project for the kids .