I've been a bit quiet on here lately – perhaps it's the nice weather! Axel and I did manage a fun project the other day however, one you may already have all the tools needed to make with your kids!
Here's what you need:
Sharpie Permanent Markers in assorted colors
91% Rubbing Alcohol
Medicine Dropper (makes things easier)
Here's what you do:
Place plastic "Solo" cup inside shirt. Rubber Band around the lip of the cup (from the outside). "Really mom, I'm going to write on this shirt?" "Yes Axel, go nuts!" Make small dots or scribbles inside the cup lip. Use plenty of color.
When you're satisfied with your coloring, use the dropper to place the Alcohol over the design. You only need about 5ml per spot. It will continue to spread long after you stop adding drops. Add another cup and repeat.
Make as many circles as you want and allow then to dry. Once they are dry, remove the cups and "set" the color by rinsing in a cold water/vinegar mixture (or place in the dryer for 15 minutes). We still have to do the back of Axel's shirt, but we'll save that for a gloomy day.
Seriously, it's a no-mess, tie dye project that even a 4-year-old BOY can love! This would make a great, inexpensive "kit" to give as a Birthday gift!
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