Tie Dye Day 2017!

This past Friday, Mrs. Underwood hosted a Tie-Dye Day for all of her chemistry classes. To participate, each student needed to bring a white t-shirt and a one gallon Ziploc bag. Then, each class creatively tie-dyed their very own plain t-shirt into a colorful, vibrant shirt perfect for summer. Every student who participated had the option to receive extra credit, as long as they wore their tie-dyed shirts on Tuesday, May 30th.

Sounds fun, right?  Well even if you aren’t in chemistry, you can still make your very own vibrant tie-dye shirts at home!

Summer has a lot of activities such as concerts, road trips, and hanging out with friends, but can sometimes get a bit boring. So what can you do to get you out of your summer blues? Well the answer is simple, just tie dye t-shirts for the perfect summertime fun.

You don’t just have to tie-dye t-shirts, but you can tie dye anything from socks, shorts, and even pillow cases. Tie-dying is a lot fun and super easy to do!

There are multiple methods for tie-dying, but what you may not have heard of this new tie dying trend called Ice Dye. Just like the other methods, Ice Dye is very simple to do, so here are a few helpful tips and step by step instructions to Ice Dye your very own t-shirt this summer.

What you’ll need:

  1. A plain white t-shirt
  2. Any kind of powder dye that you can find
  3. Ice
  4. A big tray

Instructions:

Before you begin to dye your t-shirt, make sure you wash your shirt the night or so before so that it is clean and dry. Then, take your shirt and start to scrunch or fold it and place it into your tray.

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Now cover the surface of your t-shirt with ice and quickly sprinkle your dye onto the ice. After you have finished adding your dye, let all of the ice melt and let it set for around 7 hours.

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Finally, all you have to do is rinse and wash your very own Ice Dye t-shirt. Displaying FullSizeRender.jpg

When asked what his thoughts were about this experiment, Junior Brendan Roberts replied, “I really enjoyed tie-dying. Before Mrs. Underwood’s class, I had never tie-dyed a shirt. She had so many colors to choose from, it was such a neat experience!”

Junior Kenzie Stacey added, “It’s worth staining your hands.”

Whether you tie dye or not this vacation, I hope everyone has a great summer and see you all again next year!

 

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