Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Kiddo Craft-o's: Permanent Marker Tie Dye

The most recent project I did for my local Library craft time was permanent marker tie dyeing. This was a blast with kids of all ages, but it definitely requires some adult supervision as one of the materials is quite toxic as well as very flammable. Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area.

To Do This You Need:
permanent markers (lots of colors)
plain light fabric
plastic cups
rubbing alcohol
eye dropper
~Take a piece of cloth and place it over the open end of the plastic cup, covering the top.
~Secure it with the elastic band.
~Color on the fabric in the circle with the markers.
~When drawing is finished, take the dropper and fill it with rubbing alcohol. Slowly drop the alcohol onto the fabric.
~The marker disperses with the alcohol and spreads it all over the fabric inside the circle (sometimes out of it). 
~Let it dry. 
~Heat set the colors with an iron....or you can try a water and vinegar solution to help the colors set.
Here are the parties I linked up to (check them out and be inspired!!):

The Girl Creative

All Thingz Related


Get your craft on Thurs.

Beyond The Picket Fence

Punkin Seed Productions




Sumo Sweet Stuff


  1. Way toooooooooooooooo funny!! I just posted our version of the t-shirt!! Our version isn't quite so tie dye looking as yours.

    What age range do you work with?

    I love how my oldest daughter's turned out and might try it for myself.

    You just gave me an idea. My sister runs the summer program at her library and this would be a great one for her to use next summer.

  2. Very cool!! I need to try this out. My kids would love this.

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  4. Nice to have you join us for another great Anything Related! ~Bridgette

  5. Cute! Tie Dyed is so fun!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!


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