For quite some time I’ve seen Sharpie tie-dye projects all over the web and I’ve wanted to do it with Maisie. Finally last Friday we had a morning off together so I gathered all the supplies and Maisie and I spent some time doing a craft.
The supplies consist of colored Sharpie markers, something like a t-shirt that you want to tie-dye, a piece of cardboard to place behind the work surface so it doesn’t bleed through to the back of the shirt, rubbing alcohol and an eye dropper or something to dispense the alcohol.
Once you have all the designs you desire you’re ready for the magic. Maisie’s shirt before we dripped the rubbing alcohol onto the designs.
Using an eye dropper, into the center of each circle or design we dripped some rubbing alcohol and watched as the colors of the design spread.
The colors will spread as far as the alcohol goes out. I couldn’t find any cardboard so I had a doubled over brown paper grocery bag in the shirt but next time I’ll make sure to have something flatter like the cardboard so that the designs flow a bit more evenly. We also learned which colors we liked and how the different colors flowed and how dark or light they looked so next time we can plan our designs a bit more. Still a very fun and colorful shirt.
I actually liked my shirt better before we let the colors flow but Maisie just thought this one was beautiful and asked if she could have it too. So “my” shirt is now Maisie’s newest nightgown. I hung the shirts to allow the alcohol to dry completely and then washed the shirts separately in cold water to set the design.
This was a cheap, fun and not messy project that we both really enjoyed and Maisie asked right away if we could do it again another day. The t-shirts were on sale at Michael’s last week @ 2/$5 so I picked up a few more and the next time Maisie and I feel like doing a craft we’ll have all the supplies.
No new recipe tonight so I’m just going to tempt you with a delicious one from the past, Rum Cured Salmon Summer Rolls. Click on the picture to see all the details and the recipe.
Please also check out some of my other recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook including: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon Frosty, Mango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich and Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil.