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Home > Family Fun > Crafts > Tie-dyed Shirts & Socks

 

Tie-dyed Shirts & Socks

 

Materials needed:

  • Large bowls

  • Fabric dyes (non-toxic) - various colors

  • White socks or t-shirts

  • Rubber bands (various sizes)

1.  Choose an area of your house that can get messy (just in case).  Cover the working area (table) with plenty of newspaper.

2.  Take a couple of large bowls and add the fabric dye to water according to the instructions on the dye packaging.  Be sure the water is deep enough and in a large enough bowl to completely cover a pair of socks or a t-shirt.

3.  Dampen the socks or t-shirt with plain clear water and then bundle them up in random ways with rubber bands.

4.  Submerge the tied up socks or t-shirt in the dye, while occasionally stirring.  It is best to wear gloves when you will be touching any dye, including non-toxic dye.

5.  Remove the socks or t-shirt after about 30 minutes and rinse in cool water until the water is clear.

6.  Remove the rubber bands, smooth out the socks or t-shirt and lay them on a flat surface to dry overnight.

Be sure to wash tie-dyed socks and shirts separately from other clothes in case the dye continues bleeding.

 

 

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