I’ve used Rit Dye for years to tie dye clothes, but I’ve just begun using it in my home decor projects. What I love about using Rit Dye is that you can customize your decor according to the color scheme of your home. I hope these projects inspire you as they have inspired me to create vibrant focal points in my home.
This Fish Scale Pendant Lamp brightens the room with coastal charm. I love the variety of colors and texture in this unique lantern.
I live in a place where tie dye clothing is, ahem, practically required. You think I’m joking but our local soccer league give out plain white shirts to each team with the understanding that they will tie dye them to create unique jerseys for the kids. No, really. So tie dye is always on my radar. My kids love it and it’s a great way to get a little more use out of clothes that would otherwise be too stained to wear in public. Here are some cool tie-dye projects I’m planning on trying with them this summer.
I actually paid big bucks for a pair of tie dyed soccer socks last year and now I’m kicking myself. OF COURSE! I could have just made them myself! I love how this rainbow technique uses zip ties instead of rubber bands to bind the sections off. So smart!
I have a little girl who would flip over this project! Flips flops (her favorite footwear – like mother like daughter), flowers and tie-die. It’s the perfect combination and a great way to have fun with fabric scraps in an unusual way. They just scream summer, don’t they?
And for the non pink flower lovers in the family these crazy blue tone tie-die shirts will be a huge hit! They look, somehow, wintery, and sciency and also a little foresty. My son will go nuts for them. And for making them I bet. What a fun summer project!
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Creating pasta mosaics is pretty much a must during a child’s preschool years and it’s a great way to spend a too hot to go outside summer day. But instead of just using your average, every day pastas, why not step it up a notch and present your child with a bowl full of brightly colored pasta? Dying pasta is simple, quick and easy enough to let the kids help making it all the more fun! Customize the colors of your pasta to your child’s favorite shades or treat this as a lesson in color mixing, either way, you are both sure to have fun with this project!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Pasta – varying shapes
Zip-close baggies or sealable bowls
Paper towels and colander
1. Split the pasta up into small baggies or bowls, being sure to mix the shapes up so that each bowl has a variety.
2. Pour enough rubbing alcohol into the baggies or bowls to just cover the pasta.
3. Add food coloring to each bag. Start with a few drops and then work the color in before adding more until you reach the shade you are looking for.
4. Seal up the bags or bowls and let the color work it’s way into the pasta for at least 30 minutes. The longer you wait, the more intense the colors will become.
5. Drain the pasta in a colander and then allow them to dry spread out on paper towels. Once dry, the pasta can be strung as beads, glued into mosaics or just sorted and played with!
By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills.
Have you decorated your Easter eggs yet? I found an article by Parents Magazines and they share some creative ideas on how to decorate your Easter eggs without using traditional dye.
One of my favorite ideas was adding Thicker Foam Stickers to spell out seasonal phrases on eggs, or plastic eggs. You could use this idea for directions for your Easter egg hunt, or just write “Happy Easter” as a centerpiece.
I am in love with the Retro 70’s trend that is flooding the market right now. Since I was not there the first time around, I am embracing all things 70’s. I love the bellbottoms, the love beads, the mini skirts, the platform shoes, and I especially love tie dye.
So, I combined my tie dye love with my glitter love and here is the result. Sparkle’s Tie Dye Take Out Box. You can make one of these take out boxes in a few minutes, but remember to give your box plenty of drying time. I used Sparkle 21 because it sticks to the plastic surface really well, and it comes in amazing colors.
We’re having a vibrant, colorful, but rainy April here in Portland. It’s true that April showers certainly do bring beautiful flowers! If your little ones are stuck inside during the rain showers, or even with bad seasonal allergies this month, here are some fun crafts and activities to help them engage with and enjoy all that April showers have to offer!
These raindrop sun catchers are easy to make with the whole family. Older kids can cut their own raindrops while toddlers can do the decorating. These will look great in the windows on rainy and sunny days alike.