Inspirations teen drug rehab girls are back again with another group session of Tie Dye. This time we had two volunteers come together to show us how they created their tie dye t-shirts and pillow cases. As a part of our art therapy program we help our teens express what is on their mind and how they feel.
Our tie dying session was filled with our teens reminiscing about the times they did tie dying or other crafts with friends and family. Many of our teens even made items for family members. This activity is also a great way for the teens to bond and relax together.
Watch our Inspirations teen drug rehab tie dye tutorial here:
What you’ll need:
- White pillow cases
- White t-shirts
- White headbands
- Rubber bands
Step 1: Place a pre-washed, t-shirt flat on a smoothed plastic drop cloth.
Step 2: Pick a spot on the shirt and pinch some fabric to place between your fingers.
Step 3: Twist your fingers to begin the spiral twirl and begin wrapping the fabric around your pinch. Continue twisting until it resembles the shape of a cinnamon roll.
Step 4: Slide the rubber bands under and over the spiral so that the fabric will hold its shape during the dyeing process.
Step 5: Apply tie dye to each section parted by rubber bands.
Step 1: Pinch fabric and pull upward about 1 to 2 inches. Secure with rubber band and repeat for desired number of sunbursts.
Step 2: Apply dye to fabric tips.
Step 3: Apply a different color of dye to remainder of fabric.
1. After you have finished your designs allow the dyed fabric to sit for 30 minutes or longer. Then rinse the pillowcase or t-shirt first in warm water, rinsing until the water runs clear.
2. Squeeze out the excess water and carefully cut the rubber bands, making sure you don’t cut the fabric as well.
4. After removing all of the rubber bands open up the pillowcase.
5. For the first time, wash the pillowcase in cold water with only a small amount of soap and set to dry.