Is it just me or does it seem like tie dye is making a comeback? Recently, I’ve seen some really groovy tie dye designs and patterns online and in magazines.
Both kids and adults are embracing the tie dye trend, creating unique tie dye patterns with different tie dye techniques like dip dye which is trending!
Tie dye is such a fun and creative activity you can do with your kids all year long, but especially during the summer months.
When I think of tie dye, what comes to mind first is shirts. Probably because growing up, I tie dyed A LOT of t-shirts in Girl Scouts!
But the truth is you can tie dye nearly anything.
Socks, lunch bags, face masks – even shoes!
Check out this list of 20+ tie dye projects!
Many of these posts include tie dye folding techniques with pictures and step instructions – especially handy if you’ve never tie dyed before. You’re sure to find at least one idea that will inspire you to tie dye something in your closet or around your home.
TIE DYE TECHNIQUES
Mickey Mouse Tie Dye Pattern
Create this Mickey Mouse tie dye shirt for your next Disney trip! This makes a great group shirt for a family or organized group to identify each other at the park. Try using different colors of fabric dye for a fun way to quickly locate someone you know. It is a cool modification of a spiral design.
Fourth of July Tie Dye Design
Tie dye fourth of July t shirts are easy and fun to make! And transform a fabric item like a cotton t-shirt or bag into a patriotic design for a holiday celebration.
Dip Tie Dye Techniques
Learn how to dip dye tees for kids. It is an easy way to get started with tie dye at home in hot water and then rinse in cold water for best results. If you have never done it before. It is like easy tie dye for beginners!
Colorful & Bright Summer Designs
Try these fun tie dye projects – especially in the summer months. I love the watermelon pattern, the rainbow shoes and the traditional tie dye bag. All these different patterns inspire me to get out bright colors of dye!
Learn tie dye techniques from the pros! via Tie Dye Your Summer This has many ways on how to tie dye including specific ideas and instructions for each of these which do not have to be soaked in soda ash prior to dying:
- Two-minute tie dye technique using colors of your choice
- Spiral pattern design which is a traditional methods where you use rubber bands
- Reverse tie dye pattern <–this is a twist on the spiral tie dye pattern!
- Shibori technique
- Accordion fold method or fan fold
- Heart design
- Ice Dye technique
- Rainbow pattern
- Spider design
- Kaleidoscope technique
- String technique
- Crumple technique
- Stripes pattern
- Ombre technique
- Bullseye pattern
- Sunburst design
- Folding technique
- Watercolor design
- Chevron technique
- Galaxy pattern
Tie Dye Art Design
This is a great way to create serious pops of color with this permanent marker tie dye technique! via Kitchen Table Classroom
HOW TO TIE DYE SHIRTS
Tips for Tie Dying with Kids
Read on for some helpful tips and tricks for completing a great project – tie dyeing with kids! via Happiness is Homemade
Tie Dye with Ice Technique
Looking for different ways to tie dye? Check out this tutorial for tie dyeing with ice or snow! via Bre Pea
Water Balloon Tie Dye Idea
Tie dye t-shirts with water balloons at your next summer party! via Kimspired DIY
Captain America Tie Dye Design
Create Captain America tie dye shirts. via Simply Kelly Designs
Mermaid Tie Dye Technique
The mermaid lover in your family is going to want to make one of these tie dye shirts! via Doodle Craft Blog
Rainbow Swirl Patterns
Learn how easy it is to make rainbow swirl tie dyed shirts! via Crafty Chica
Amazing Affiliated Tie Dye Kits, from Amazon!
MORE TIE DYE IDEAS
Make a tie dye face mask
Learn how to tie dye your face masks! via 5 Little Monsters
Sharpie Tie Dye Technique
Did you know you can tie dye your shoes with Sharpie pens? via Fun Loving Families
You can tie dye your socks, too! via The Tiptoe Fairy
Watermelon Tie Dye Pattern
This watermelon tie dye dress is so cute! Your daughter is going to want one this summer! via Paging Fun Mums
Make personalized tie dye pillowcases! via Hometalk
Tie Dye Bag Designs
Create these fun tie dye party favor bags! via Ginger Snap Crafts
Tie Dyed Tote Bag Ideas
Tie dye a tote bag for you or a friend! via Doodle Craft Blog
Lunch Bag Patterns
Your kids will love tie dyeing their lunch bags, too. via Fave Crafts
MORE TIE DYE FUN:
- Summer is the perfect time for tie dye projects.
- Creating tie dye towels for the beach or pool is fun!
- Try these tie dye science experiments!
- Here’s how to tie dye with food coloring.
- Make a batch of tie dye cupcakes for the tie dye lover in your family!
- Dip dye t-shirts for kids and adults!
- Making natural food coloring is easy and healthy.
- This is an easy and safe way to dye Easter eggs with toddlers.
- Try dyeing Easter eggs with silk scarves!
- Searching for more fun tie dye art projects? Look no further.
- My kids loved creating these stained glass art pieces!
Have you done any tie dyeing recently with your kids? Share your favorite project in the comments below.