One of the assignments for my Educational Psychology class was to come up with a dream lesson (that used teaching strategies from three theorists) and teach the lesson to the class. My partner and I decided that we would do tie-dye. We set off in search of a tie-dye kit all around Chestertown, but no such luck. Roses (K-mart's sad cousin) and Wallgreens did not have any. We were so dead set on tie-dying so we knew there must be another way to tie dye. That's when the power of Pinterest came into play and we found a different tie-dying technique, using rubbing alcohol and sharpies. We'd never tried it before but we were sure going to learn that night.
Straws (or any sort of dropper)
Lay shirt out flat and pick a spot. Place cup under shirt. Secure rubber band around rim of cup, holding shirt in place.
Draw a design on the stretched fabric and drop rubbing alcohol over design.
The rubbing alcohol will expand and the colors will blend together to give it the tie-dye feel.
Repeat until you are happy with your shirt. Don’t forget to let it dry before you wear it!
And voila, you're very own tie-dye'd shirt. Full of different colors, designs and patterns made with things you can find around your house.