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How to Decorate Kids' T-Shirts

Tie-Dye Kids' T-Shirt

You and your kids will have a great time making this tie-dye kids' T-shirt.
You and your kids will have a great time making this tie-dye kids' T-shirt.

Kids will love wearing this cool tie-dye kids' T-shirt, with its bright bursts of color. What's more, the process of making a tie-dye T-shirt is fun for kids and adults, too.

What You'll Need:

  • White T-shirt
  • Rubber bands
  • Large plastic bag
  • Red, yellow, and blue fabric dye
  • 3 squeeze bottles
  • Soda ash
  • Scissors

How to make a tie-dye kids' T-shirt:

Step 1: Cover your work area with a large plastic bag. Wearing rubber gloves, mix the dye. Pour 1/2 cup of hot water into each squeeze bottle.


Add one teaspoon of yellow dye to one bottle, two teaspoons of red to another bottle, and two teaspoons of blue dye to the third bottle. Add two teaspoons of soda ash to each bottle. Screw the lids onto the bottles. Shake well to mix.

Step 2: To make a bull's-eye design, gather the T-shirt in your hand with the center as one end of the gathered shirt.

Tightly wrap a rubber band around the shirt about two inches from the center point. Bundle another rubber band about two inches down from the first rubber band.

Step 3: Place the rubber-banded T-shirt on your work surface. Squeeze the red dye over the first section, squirting into the folds.

Apply the yellow dye to the next section, then squeeze the blue dye about two inches beyond the last rubber band. Let the shirt set for about three hours.

Step 4: After the shirt has dried, rinse each section until the water runs clear. Remove the rubber bands and lay the shirt flat to dry.

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