I had never tie-dyed anything until yesterday afternoon. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to, I just didn’t realize how easy and cheap tie-dye can be! I thought that it would be messy (which it can be if you’re not careful) and time consuming, but it was neither of those things. It was seriously a “one step” process that was perfect for a fun family afternoon outside. I tried a variety of fabrics and products including socks, shirts, and a tote bag. Though, the toddler socks are my favorite. A pint-sized sock in a bright tie-dye pattern is adorable!
It included my favorite colors (neons and brights!) along with primary colors like red, yellow, and blue. If there was a color you wanted but wasn’t included, mixing it up was certainly encouraged! 🙂
I was so pleased to see that the kit included rubber bands. I actually had “rubber bands” on my TO BUY shopping list, but I realized at the last minute that I didn’t even need them. Score.
The “one step” comes in with the dye. The color powder is already included in the squeeze bottles. Just add water for beautiful bold color! The dyes are permanent and color-fast, so they won’t fade in the wash!
Step 1. Add warm water to the fill line of each bottle that you are using and shake, shake, shake. My toddler helped with this part…supervised of course!
Step 2. Get your supplies ready and start adding rubber bands to the things you want to tie-dye! Tulip includes a project guide to teach different methods of tie-dye including ombre (definitely on the list for next time!).
Step 3. Start adding the dye!
The plastic sheet was included so we didn’t damage our counter outside. Tulip really thought of everything!
My son is kind of obsessed with arts and crafts right now (he wants to COLOR and PAINT everything!), so he had to get involved a little bit. He LOVES squeezing out colorful dye and making a mess.
Steps 4, 5, and 6. A few pairs of toddler socks fully covered in dye, ready to hang out for six to eight hours. Cover in plastic wrap and let set. Wash and dry!
Tiny socks are just too cute. I instantly thought this would be a great idea for a baby shower. Instead of decorating onesies with permanent markers for a new baby, break out the dye! Create customized baby shower gifts (or any kind of gifts, really) as a group or at a party. The party hostess can be responsible for getting everything washed, dried, and over to the gift recipient.
Not going to lie, my son is totally going to rock these at daycare.
The shirts came out perfectly. Bright, colorful, and the dye set easily.
Have you ever tie-dyed before?
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