While planning my trip to Alaska I was gathering ideas for fun things that the little cousins could do together during our stay, so I was thrilled when Tulip asked if I’d like to take part in their Tie Dye Your Summer campaign. Little girls have so much fun with fashion and they all decided that tie dye would be the perfect thing to wear to the upcoming fair.
The Tulip Tie Dye kits were so easy and fun to work with – all we had to do was add water to the dye bottles and we were ready to create a masterpiece. With the extra dye packets included in the kit it’s also perfect for group activities! Here’s our project list: Tulip Tie-Dye Kits and white t-shirts. Super simple, right? The kits include project ideas, squirt bottles, rubber bands, and lots of dye.
First we washed the shirts and worked with them while they were still damp – this made the dye saturate much easier and kept the mess to a minimum (although honestly, we’re talking 5 and 7 year olds, so it was still messy!). After washing, we settled on designs and started adding the rubber bands.
Then the real fun started – the dyeing! The girls had so much fun deciding on designs and colors; there was a lot of giggling and ooohing and aahing happening. Pretty much anything goes on this step, depending on the design you choose, just try to avoid dripping and mixing colors accidentally (it’s easy to do, trust me).
We ran downstairs the next morning to rinse the shirts out and throw them in the wash.
And voila! They were so thrilled with the results. The color is vibrant and the designs turned out awesome, so I can totally see why Tulip is America’s favorite tie-dye! We’re already plotting our next designs for more shirts and accessories. :)
Check out more projects from Tulip here:
Bring on the fair!
**I received product and/or compensation for this post, but as always, all opinions are my own.**