Kids Kreate


Kool Aid Tie Dye T-shirt

Materials Needed:

  • White T-shirt
  • Kool-Aid packages (different flavors/colors)
  • Vinegar
  • Small plastic bowls
  • Plastic gloves
  • Rubber bands

How to make your tee shirt:

1. For every color you wish to use, put 1 package Kool-Aid and 1 oz. vinegar in individual plastic bowls. Mix until dissolved.

2. Using rubber bands, pull and twist T-shirt into different shapes. Dip rubber-banded ends in bowls (Make sure you wear gloves or your hands will stain). Keep rubber bands on and set in the sun to dry.

3. To set colors, iron on medium-high using an ironing cloth between shirt and iron. Let set for 24 hours before washing. To be safe, wash separately first time. Launder T-shirt as usual and it's ready to wear.

Helpful Hints:
Don't put softener on the T-shirt if you pre-wash it -- the dye will not take.


Belinda Mooney is the mother of seven children, a veteran homeschooler and a freelance writer. Her articles have appeared in over 70 publications. Her Kids in the Kitchen column is carried Mid-Ohio Valley Parenting, Families First and Gainesville Family. You can reach her at Kids Crafts  

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