Time-travel backward to the 1970’s, where people in psychotropic outfits filled the streets, Stevie Nicks blasted out of windows and the coronavirus was unheard of.
Spending time at home is the perfect opportunity to let imagination run wild with creativity. People get to use their hands and be artistic in their backyards.
Spiking temperatures call for Hoosiers to play in the sun. Tie-dying outside is a groovy activity for everyone in the family to take part in.
All you need is a pair of disposable gloves, empty bottles, dying powders, elastic bands and white T-shirts.
Step 1: Mix the dye!
Tie-dye kits often come with colored powder. The more powder added to an empty bottle, the higher the saturation of any given color will be. Empty the colored powder into a bottle and fill the rest of it with water.
Step 2: Shake it up!
Put on a pair of disposable gloves and shake the bottle until the powder is completely dissolved.
Step 3: Wrap it up!
Decorate a T-shirt with elastic bands by wrapping it around the shirt in different ways. The tie-dye effect is shaped by the bands. Different designs and patterns emerge with spirals, stripes and spots.
Step 4: Add dye!
Squeeze the bottles filled with different colors of dye onto a blank T-shirt. The more dye added, the more vibrant the colors will appear.
Step 5: Wrap, wait and wash!
Bind the T-shirt in plastic saran wrap. Wait six to eight hours for the dye to stain the shirt. Wash the shirt in warm water and then dry.
After following these instructions, you should be able to create a lasting piece of fashion during these seemingly strange times.
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