Tie Dye Techniques

by | Jun 5, 2023 | Kid Activities

Last Updated Jun 8, 2023
Tie Dye All the Things

Tie-dye all the things with your kiddos this summer using these simple tie-dye techniques and projects!

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While we are typically busy homeschooling in the summer months, we do still try to fit in lots of free-range play, outdoor adventuring, and other fun summer activities.

One of those fun activities we try to fit in every couple of summers? Tie-dye projects.

Tie Dye Projects for Kids

While we don’t have any tie-dye projects in the works for this summer (yet) my young daughter created a shirt with friends last summer and it was such a blast! I also have so many amazing memories of working on tie-dye shirts with my boys over the years.

Such a fun way to kick off your summer or end it. Either way, tie-dying with your kiddos is a must at least once or twice.

 

Simple Tie Dye Techniques

If you love tie-dying but want to try it a handful of different ways, these tie-dye tips and methods via Needle Pointers or this awesome how-to-tie-dye tutorial, complete with multiple different techniques via Sarah Maker can help you get started!

Otherwise, consider one of these specific methods for tie-dying with the kiddos!

Tie Dye Techniques for Shirts

Keep it traditional with these tie-dye shirts via Smiling Colors and get simple tips for holding a tie-dye party for the neighborhood!

Or create one of these awesome tie-dye projects via Sarah Maker.

Colorful Rainbow Shirt Project

Who knew could tie-dye a shirt in so many unique ways?? This colorful rainbow shirt via Crafts by Amanda is so fun, you guys!

Need additional options for soaking your shirts?

I love how this tie-dye shirt method via Rainy Day Mum uses saran wrap instead of plastic baggies — what a genius idea!

Tie-Dye Using Ice

Need to cool off? Get creative and try this ice-cold method of tie-dying using ice (above) via Artsy Fartsy Mama.

While this shows you how to use this process on a hoodie, I’m sure it can easily be adapted to t-shirts and other clothing items!

Last, but not least try these simple methods via Lovely Indeed.

If you love the look of shibori-dyed projects, try this sunshine ombre shirt via Crafts by Amanda.

All of these ideas look like so much fun, you guys!!

Reverse Tie Dye Techniques

Ok, I didn’t even know this was a thing until this year, and let me tell you, these all look awesome!

Try this unique reverse tie-dying project via Creative Ramblings Blog or a similar technique via Kitchen Table Classroom which includes 4 different ways to tie-dye instead!

*NOTE: both of these fun projects do call for the use of bleach, so proceed with caution and use protective gear.

Reverse Tie-Dying Project

Want to take your reverse tie-dye fun up a notch (or 2)?

Try this fun black tie-dye technique (above) via Kitchen Table Classroom that uses an already bleached tie-dyed shirt (like the ones mentioned earlier).

Such a unique way to kick off your summer!

These are seriously the coolest, you guys!

Unique Tie Dye Projects

Looking for something unique and different to tie dye this summer?

Skip the traditional T-shirt-dying projects and lean on one of these super fun ideas instead!

Tie-Dye Shoes for Kids

Give your kiddos some awesome kicks with these great tie-dye shoe projects.

Colorful sock activity

If you want socks to go with your kids’ awesome new shoes, these fun tie-dye socks via Sarah Maker will be a great go-to!

The best part? This project includes 4 different methods for making your socks.

DIY Colorful Towel & Backpack Activity for Summer

If you want to skip the traditional tie-dye approach, consider these original ideas via Crafts by Amanda!

Love these fun summer projects for kids? Share it on social media today!

Tie Dye Techniques

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Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

FacebookInstagramPinterest

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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