Easy Tie-Dye Techniques

Tie-dye is back in a big way! With camps closed and parents playing camp-counselor in the backyard, tie-dye is a great activity on a hot summer day.

Here are three easy and fun tie-dye techniques that I developed for Parents magazine. (Click on the link to see more!)

1.Rosette Tie-Dye

easy tie dye for kids

Start by laying a T-shirt flat. Pinch a 2-inch section through both layers and rubber-band it. Push your finger down through the rubber band to make a donut shape, and repeat as many times as you want. Submerge in tie-dye bath.

2. Diagonal Striped Tie-Dye

easy tie dye for kidsTo make it, lay the T-shirt flat and fold it accordion-style from the bottom corner. Once folded, wrap with rubber bands every 1 to 2 inches. Dip in all one color or in two bowls of different colors.

3. Bulls-Eye Tie-Dye

easy tie dye for kids

Lay the T-shirt flat. Pinch center of the garment and rubber-band both layers, about 1 to 2 inches from center. Continue applying rubber bands in this pattern about 1 inch apart from each other. To make it 2-toned, dip one end in one color dye, and the other end in another color dye.

July 23, 2020| Activities, Early Elementary, Family Bonding, Grown-Up, Jewelry and Fashion, Older Elementary, Outdoor Fun, Summer, Tween to Teen