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How to Tie-Dye a T-Shirt

Watch more Craft Ideas for Kids videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Transform an old t-shirt by tie-dying it. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Set up area Spread a the plastic sheet or garbage bag out. Step 2: Rubber band shirt Bunch or fold up sections of the T-shirt, and wrap them tightly with the rubber bands or string. These will be the areas that will stay white after the shirt is dyed, forming a pattern. Tip It's tough to predict exactly what kinds of patterns your t-shirt will end up with--but that's the fun of making one! Step 3: Prepare dye Prepare the dye in the bucket according to the manufacturer's directions. Step 4: Dip shirt Wearing gloves, dip the shirt or a section of it in the dye until it's the color you want. Step 5: Squeeze & rinse Squeeze out the excess dye, then rinse the T-shirt in the sink until the water runs clear. Step 6: Let dry Leaving the rubber bands or string on, lay the shirt on the plastic sheet or garbage bag to dry. Outside is best. Tip Once you get the hang of it, you can use more than one color--start with the lightest, and let the shirt dry completely before doing a new one. Step 7: Remove rubber bands Remove the rubber bands or strings. It's easiest to cut them with scissors. Step 8: Wash shirt Before you wear it, wash your shirt in cold water alone or with clothing that's the same color, since the dye may run. Be sure to accessorize with love beads and a peace sign. Did You Know? Tie-dyeing started in Japan and China around 600 A.D. using dyes made from roots, flowers, leaves, and berries.
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