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Tie Dye With Kids as A Fun Fine Motor Activity!
Kids love to get their hands dirty, right? With this fun activity for kids, they’ll do just that while creating one-of-a-kind tie dye t-shirts right from your kitchen (or backyard)!
Pick one of the three methods below and get started! Tie dying shirts is not only a great way to spend some quality time with your family, it’s also one of the best fine motor activities we can think of for promoting hand strength and coordination in a fun and playful way.
What You’ll Need:
QUICK TIPS TO CONSIDER:
-Always wash in cold water and air dry tie dye shirts!
-Try using fabric tape to tape off names or designs on the shirts before starting!
These are our 3 favorite ways to tie dye with kids: cool, fun, and easy for our readers to enjoy! Click on the link below for complete instructions!
1 – TIE DYE WITH SHARPIE MARKERS AND RUBBING ALCOHOL via Creativebug
This is a great way to create bright, vibrant tie dye t-shirts while putting those fine motor skills to good use!
2 – TIE DYE WITH KOOL AID via education.com
We love this method for its simple ingredients and for the fun of picking what flavor you want your shirt to be!
**To ensure your tie dye t-shirts do not fade, use a wool, silk, or nylon shirt with this Kool Aid method. Rumor has it cotton will fade after washing!
3 – HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE TIE DYE: via Creativebug
There’s more great fine motor skill building and hand strengthening going on in this method that uses good old-fashioned RIT dye.
If you’re using one of the methods with rubber bands, be sure to check out the great tips for making spirals, V shapes, and circles from Education.com!