Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sharpie Tie Dye

This is a super fun project for kids!  It's really easy for them to do and fun also.  What a great way to dress up a shirt, dress, pants, skirt - even pants.

What You Need:
  • Pre-washed white or light colored t-shirt
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Liquid dropper or medicine dropper
  • Small plastic cup(s)
  • Rubber bands
  • Variety of colored Sharpies
Do It!:
  1.  Choose a spot to start and put your cup in right side up and secure a rubber band around the cup rim holding the shirt tightly in place.
  2. Pick your colors and create a small design in the center of the stretched circle. Keep your designs to the size of a quarter or half dollar because the alcohol will make the colors spread out a lot.
  3. Using your dropper drip approximately 10 drops of rubbing alcohol in the center of your design and watch the colors spread.
  4. Repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 in different places on your piece of clothing to get your ideal design.
  5. Heat set the colors by tossing the shirt in the dryer for a while before wearing.
Photos and DIY via The Art Girl Jackie

DIY Sharpie Tie Die
DIY Sharpie Tie Die
DIY Sharpie Tie Die

1 comment:

  1. What a cute idea. Great project for Girl Scouts (they could use their colors), church groups, etc.