Smiling like Sunshine: Kids crafts:No-mess tie-dye

Friday, 22 April 2011

Kids crafts:No-mess tie-dye

My daughter loves doing this so much that we decided to do this at her birthday party, too. It was a great hit with all the children, including the mothers!
The idea comes from Pink and Green Mama.
Here is what you need:
Felt tip pens
Rubbing alcohol
a small jar
an elastic
a plain white hankie or t-shirt

Stretch your fabric (in this case, we used  a t-shirt) around the mouth of the jar secure with a rubber band.
Draw on your fabric whatever pattern you would  like to (mix your colours).
Then apply a few drops of rubbing alcohol to the centre of the design.
You will have lovely patterns with a tie-dye effect.