Tie Dye Magic

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  • Questions 4
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Learn two different methods for tie dying your summer wardrobe!

Your Instructor: Bri

Difficulty: Medium

Length of Activity: 1 hour (prep time), 6 hours (soak time)


  • Tie dye
  • Gloves
  • Tarp or plastic table cloth
  • Water
  • Rubber bands
  • Ice
  • Paper
  • Staples or tape
  • Bucket or plastic tub
  • Wire rack or something that the ice can drain through
  • Plastic gallon sized bags

Follow Along Below

Written Instructions (Printable PDF)

  1. Crumple Technique
    1. Get shirt damp.
    2. Make small crumples all over the shirt until it is all crumpled.
    3. Using as many colors as you’d like, cover the shirt in tie dye.
    4. Be sure to flip the shirt to dye the other side.
    5. Place in plastic bag to let process for at least 6 hours.
  2. Kaleidoscope Technique
    1. Once shirt is damp, fold in half.
    2. Make small twists all over the shirt.
    3. Rubber band the shirt to keep it in a ball throughout processing time
    4. Prep your bucket with wire rack on top.
    5. Make a circular paper barrier by cutting strips of paper and taping or stapling them together into a large circle that will fit around your shirt. This will keep the ice from sliding off the shirt.
    6. With your paper barrier around your shirt, cover the top of your shirt with ice.
    7. Cover the top of the ice with as many colors of dye as you’d like!
    8. Once ice has melted on one side of the shirt, flip the shirt over and do the same process to that side.
    9. Once ice has melted off second side, put shirt in plastic bag for 6-8 hours.
    10. When shirts are done processing, wash and dry them.