This is a fantastic activity we have done with a variety of groups from 5 year olds to adults and everyone loved the results! Its simple but really effective with only a few materials.
- Something white to Tie Dye ( we used Calico Book Bags from www.calico-bags.com.au)
- Colourful Permanent Markers
- Rubbing Alcohol or Methylated Spirits (we bought our Rubbing Alcohol from a hairdressing supplier, it smelled better than the Methylated Spirits)
- Plastic Cups
- Rubber Bands
Place cups, open-side up, underneath, securing with a rubber band to act as a ‘frame’. We used three cups at a time to begin
Using your favourite colours,to make designs on each ‘frame’. This is a creative process, some used stripes, others used spots and they all ended differently.
Use the dropper to add a small drop of alcohol at a time to the center of each ‘frame’. Take your time and don’t use too much as the alcohol will continue to spread for a while after it is added.
You need to wait for a few minutes to allow the alcohol to dry.
After a few minutes you can remove the cups and rubber bands. Its really important that you set your Tie Dye but ironing with a hot iron to prevent it from running when washing
Have fun with this activity and we’d love to see your Hippy Dippy Tie Dyes!