How to Tie Dye a Shirt Using Kool Aid

Looking for a fun way to spice up your wardrobe? Why not bring out your artistic side and tie dye a shirt with Kool-Aid? It's fun, simple, and cheap. Making tie dye shirts is a fun project that has great results at the end.

Steps

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    Put clean gloves on and change into old clothes. Cover your work area with newspaper. This can be quite messy.
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    Fill the cups or bowls up a little over halfway with cold water.
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    Rip open the Kool-Aid packets of your desired color and pour it into the cups of water individually.
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    Stir with a spoon until the mixture has completely dissolved.
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    Pour a cap full of vinegar into each cup and stir it with a spoon.
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    Using rubber bands, pull and twist the T-shirt around to create a warped shape.
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    Dip rubber banded ends of t-shirt into desired colors. Also any desired parts of the shirt into the mix.
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    When finished dipping the t-shirt, place it into a plastic grocery bag and tie to make it airtight.
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    Allow t-shirt to sit in the bag for 24 hours before removing from bag.
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    Wash and dry the shirt.
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    Enjoy your new Kool-Aid tie dye shirt!

Tips

  • Placing rubber bands in different ways can create different designs on your shirt.
  • It may wash out fast. Hand washing stuff like this is always a great option!
  • Make sure to wear old clothes because Kool-aid does stain.
  • Don't let too many colors mix together. It comes out looking ugly and a brownish color.

Warnings

  • Do not pre-wash t-shirt with fabric softener or the Kool-Aid will not absorb well.
  • Do not drink the Kool-Aid afterwards.
  • This will get messy so this experiment is best done outside.
  • Kool-Aid may stain furniture.

Things You'll Need

  • Pre-washed white t-shirt
  • Unsweetened Kool-Aid packets (variety)
  • White vinegar
  • Plastic cups
  • Rubber bands
  • Plastic gloves
  • Grocery bag

Article Info

Categories: Shirts and Tops | Fabric and Clothing Decoration