Tie Dye Your Summer with Tulip

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We’re right smack in the middle of summer where we live, and what better way to live-up summer time than with Tie-Dye!  I remember as a little girl taking a tie-dye class in the summer with my cousin.  We were so excited to create the vibrant shirts that is conjured up when we think about a tie-dyed tee-shirt.  We carefully selected our colors, and wound rubber band after rubber band around our white shirts.  And when it came time for the grand reveal… I was disappointed.

BUT…

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I was given the opportunity to give these new Tulip brand, One-Step Tie Dye Kits a try.  (more info here) As you might imagine, I was worried about our shirts being a disappointment, as it was in my youth, but THIS KIT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!

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I brought my kit with me on my vacation to Washington State to visit my parents.  All of my nieces and nephews were going to be altogether, so I thought it would be fun to have a little country Tie-Dye party.  We set up a table outside to lessen the mess.

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We set up a plastic, throw-away table cloth, and bought each kid a white bin from the dollar store. We displayed some directions on a piece of scrap wood, and also had ready extra vinyl gloves, gallon Ziploc bags and Saran wrap

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The color options were amazing and we had enough dye to completely tie dye 11 kid’s shirts.  The dye set-up was painless…you just add water… and aside from the stress of my kids shirts turning out like mine, the activity was so fun!

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I was so impressed with the quality of the dye, and the vibrancy of the colors.  I was sure that a “just add water” kit wouldn’t be as vibrant as we’d imagine…but it WAS!  Each kid was so excited to see what they had created, and  no one walked away sad.  I love that part!

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There is still time left!  Here is an excellent blog with ideas on how to fold your garments in preparation for tie-dye.  I studied this the night before our little country party and it was very helpful.  (click here)

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