Tie dyeing is one of those activities that just reminds me of summer.
Growing up, we tie dyed T-shirts for summer camp, and for Girl Scouts, and maybe once or twice for Vacation Bible School. When you think about it, it’s an inexpensive, easy way to make shirts an entire group can wear so you can find your campers quickly. But it’s also a fun project to just do with your own kids at home one day.
The best part about it is that there are so many variations. You can tie dye T-shirts, or pillowcases, or garden flags…and you can try different techniques and designs as well. So many ways to make your project your own.
My son actually tie dyed a hat at the beginning of the summer, when we were invited to stay at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. They have this amazing craft & design center, where the kids could paint or do leatherwork or make jewelry. And they had crafts for adults, too — glass fusing and silk screening and basket weaving. I love that we could spend part of the day working on a project, and when it was finished it served as a souvenir of our trip, too.
And since the camp sits in the Rocky Mountains, there were so many other things to do as well — hiking, and horseback riding, and a new game we learned called Gaga Ball (we’re now addicted. Besides, it’s fun to say.)
Such a fun weekend!
So his tie dyeing experiment has us in the mood to try some more. Here are five projects you can try to tie dye with your kids this summer.
5 Great Tie Dye Projects to Try With Kids
–Brilliant Squirt Gun Tie Dye by Fireflies and Mud Pies
-Tips for Tie Dyeing With Kids by Simply Designing (includes tips for making different designs on your shirts)
-Mickey Mouse Tie Dye Shirts by Kids Activities Blog
-Reverse Tie Dyeing by Chikita
-Patriotic Ombre Tie Dye T-Shirts by Mom Endeavors
Have fun creating a project as unique as your kids!
For more fun summer project ideas, try one of these:
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