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.
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.
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.
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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Totally can’t wait for warmer weather, too and what a great way to get us in the mood for it 😉