Tie-Dye Made Simple

Crafting Time 15 minutes Skill Level: No experience necessary The easiest way to make a tie-dye is to Simply Spray. This project is fun for children and adults. Keep kids busy at parties. Create shirts for team sports. Wash up with soap and water. Supply List: 1, 100% cotton white T-shirt, Pre-washed and dried to minimize fading 1 can Simply Spray Bright Orange 1 can Simply Spray Bright Yellow 1 can Simply Spray Poppy Red Newspaper or craft paper Paper towels Instructions:

  • Lay T-shirt flat on newspaper. Pinch the center of the shirt with your thumb and forefinger. Twist your wrist clockwise and gather shirt in a big circle as you twist.
  • To minimize splatter, in one motion, begin spraying onto the paper towel in your hand, then move onto the project. End spraying onto the paper towel as well. Hold can approx. 6-8″ away from project. To enhance colour, move closer. To lighten coverage move further away. Following manufacturer’s instructions, spray only the center of the shirt in a small circle with Poppy Red.
  • Border the outside of the Poppy Red circle with Bright Yellow allowing colours to touch and blend. Border the outside of the Bright Yellow circle with Bright Orange also allowing colours to touch and blend. Repeat pattern of bordering and alternating colours until exposed T-shirt area is covered. This will vary depending on size of shirt used.
  • Lay shirt flat again. Pinch in center as before. This time twist counter-clockwise guiding shirt into a circle.
  • Spray center of shirt in a circle with Bright Yellow. Border the Bright Yellow with Poppy Red, then border Poppy Red with Bright Orange. Allow colours to touch and blend. Continue pattern of twisting and spraying until you reach desired look. The more you twist and spray the more unique your craft becomes! Alternating colours in the center and twisting in opposite directions makes a spiral effect. Blending colours creates a brighter look.
  • Hang or lay flat to dry. Wait 72 hours before washing.
  • Turn inside out when washing; do not use fabric softener.


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