- Something to tie-dye (socks, shirt, scarf, etc...)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Small plastic cups
- Eye droppers or chemistry pipettes
- Lots of newspaper
Line your tables with a healthy layer of newspaper. This will make cleanup easier and should keep the messes to a minimum. Distribute additional supplies onto tables as necessary. We made sure each teen had a cup with rubbing alcohol, a pipette, socks, and some extra newspaper. There was an assortment of Sharpies in the center of each table.
Make sure to have a few examples handy at the beginning of the program. Work with your teens during each step.
- Grab a sock and let the creativity flow! Design a pattern on each side. Do the same for sock #2.
- Stuff each sock with newspaper. (This step will soak up the excess rubbing alcohol and prevent seepage to the other side.
- Using a dropper or pipette, drip alcohol onto the sock design where the tie-dye effect is desired.
- Let dry!
Doing research online, it is recommended that any of the items be heat set. I made little 1/2 sheets with instructions on how to wash and dry this items. The teens took these home to their parents. Per recommendation:
- First, wash the items separately on the hottest washer cycle.
- Then, dry the items separately on the hottens dryer cycle.