You have seen the bug viewers and yarn bowls. Now, here is another fun activity we have done this week during our mini summer camp: Sharpie tie dye t-shirts!
It is like tie dye without the buckets of dye waiting to be spilled or sloshed.
NO MESS tied dye!
Everyone got a plain white t-shirt and a variety of Sharpies. We inserted old vinyl place mats into the shirts, and each child made a design using a series of dots.
We then took the shirts outside and sprayed them with rubbing alcohol. Did you know you can screw a standard spray bottle top onto a bottle of alcohol? EASY PEASY!
The alcohol makes the colors in the Sharpie dots run, giving the design a cool "firework" look.
The kids had an awesome time making these Sharpie tie dye t-shirts and even wore them proudly to Vacation Bible School!
*"Set" the shirts by putting them in the dryer on "high" for 15 minutes. Wash separately. We had a slight fading during the wash.