BABY WIPE TIE DYE
Written by: Judith Walsh
[Judith is an art educator from Mt. Zion Elementary in Suffolk, VA.]
What You Need:
- container of low cost baby wipes
- rubber bands
- watercolor markers
- surgical gloves (you can get from the nurse)
What You Do:
My students had such fun with this lesson they didn't want to stop!
- First, you pass out the baby wipes, one per student.
- Next give them about 4 rubber bands.
- They will tie the bands very tightly around different sections of the baby wipe. They can roll
their baby wipe or fold it different ways before they tie them.
- Next, have them put the gloves on because it does get a little messy.
- Place the baby wipe on some scratch paper and color between the rubber bands with the different color markers.
Make sure they press the markers to the wipe so
the ink will go all the way through.
- Next, I have the students bring the wipe to me so I can carefully cut the rubber bands off of the baby wipe.
- I hand it back to them and let them open it up to see the big
surprise. They are so amazed at the patterns the rubber bands have created. They really turn out beautifully.
- We gave them time to dry and then we matted and hung them up. It was great fun!
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Tie Dye! The How-To Book
Learn the secrets of tie dying and create your own beautiful fabrics. Tie dying is an ancient art form developed in the Far East over a thousand years ago. This user-friendly book will show you how to create seven unique and beautiful designs. Clear, simple instructions, including photos of each stage of the tying and dying, will guide you through the process. Full color photos show the stunning results possible. Includes a source listing for permanent, high quality dyes.
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