How to Tie Dye Like a Pro

Tie dye t-shirts getting made

Do-it-yourself tie-dye t-shirts have been popular for ages, but they are recently experiencing a comeback in a big way. They are easy to make, and kids love wearing their own creation. If your child is going to be attending summer camp this year, you can expect that they will tie-dye something.

Whether you are running a camp or you’re looking for a fun project to do with the kids at home, give tie-dying your own shirts a try. It’s easier than you may think and is a very engaging project that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

1. Gather Your Supplies

You will need the following supplies to properly undergo the tie-dye process: white T-shirts, thick rubber bands, soda ash or baking soda, a bucket, some paint sponges or brushes and dye.

2. Soak the Shirt

Soak the shirt in a bucket of warm water mixed with soda ash or baking soda. This will help the dye stick to the material. Let the shirt soak for about 20 minutes before you wring it out.

3. Twist and Turn

Twist and scrunch the shirt however you wish. You can find some great instructions online if you are looking to create a specific pattern. After you have the shirt in a certain position, wrap rubber bands around the shirt in places so that it stays put.

4. Apply Dye

Take your paint sponges or brushes and apply dye to the t-shirt. You will want to stop one color at a rubber band and then start another. This will give you a pattern of swirls, stripes or circles depending on how you’ve tied your shirt.

5. Wrap It

Once you are done with the dye, wrap the shirt with cling film and let it sit overnight. Remove the film in the morning, rinse the shirt and hang it to dry. That’s it! In just five simple steps, you’ve created a shirt that will always bring back fond memories of summer camp whenever it is worn.

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