DIY Tie-Dye Outfits

Little trendsetters can help you decorate T-shirts, pants, jumpers, and more with simple spotted patterns.
By Karen Brody, MA
May 07, 2015

Ages

6-14


May 07, 2015

What You Need:

  • Plain white clothing
  • Rubber bands
  • Clothing dye (we recommend Rit Dye; ritdye.com)
  • Rubber gloves or a ladle
  • A plastic tub

What To Do:

1. Prewash all fabric before you begin tie-dyeing.

2. Pinch small sections of the cloth and tie rubber bands around them to create polka dots. The more rubber bands you tie around one pinched section, the more concentric rings you'll create within your polka dot. 

3. Make sure that you use a plastic tub, gloves, and an apron that you don’t mind staining.

4. Follow the instructions on the clothing dye packaging to dye your cloth items. Allow to dry.

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