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Thursday, August 16, 2007

the perfect summer activity.

in the words of martha

wet, wild, and, yes, a little messy, tie-dyeing is the perfect way to keep kids entertained on a summer day. even adults will appreciate that moment of anticipation just before the unraveling of rubber bands reveals their own vibrant creations. it's no wonder tie-dyeing never goes out of fashion... i'd forgotten how simple the technique is. it requires minimal equipment and supplies that are available at any supermarket or hardware store. we set out bowls of rubber bands, clothespins, and marbles and experimented with many expressive patterns. the kids were thrilled with the results -- and the youngsters in your life will be as well.
for ideas & tips on creating your own masterpieces, go HERE.

9 comments:

anna jo said...

tie-dyeing... always a hit at club u!

Lindsey said...

I have so many fond memories of tie-dying. Kids do love it!

gab said...

i've never done this with my kids...but they would totally love it!

Mique said...

FUN!
I got your comment about vinyl cutters- they are not hard to buy (got mine, a new one,on ebay) but expensive and I've had issues getting mine to work (LONG STORY, the machine itself is fine, kids have messed with it!!!!)

ginger said...

Looks like so much fun. Before spring break, I bought my kids all t-shirts and paints to decorate them with, but we forgot to do it. It thought it would make a good summer activity and forgot to do it again. Hopefully we will get it done over Christmas...

Summers Camp said...

Tie-dyed socks?! Brilliant! *B

Jen said...

That looks like so much fun! I have to do it with my boys!

mama jo said...

remember our raccoons in our tie dye?

Kris said...

The last time I tye-dyed was at my friends Classic Rollerskating birthday party and we wore our newly dyed shirts. Why have a waited soooo long to relive such a good time?