Here are the boy’s shirts we made LAST year…
We hosted a “Tie Dye” party in our back yard earlier this week and it was FUN! We invited a bunch of friends to come over with white shirts and dressed to get WET. The kids made shirts, played in the homemade sprinklers and wading pool, ate lunch and PLAYED. It was great! Kaylee kept coming up to me and saying, “Not done yet Mama!” and would then run back to the wading pool to play.
The weather was in the mid 80s, not a cloud in the sky and very low humidity. Perfect!
I supplied beverages for the moms, juice boxes for the kids, hot dogs and cookies. Everyone else brought a snack to share. We ended up with a great assortment of summer goodies. Popsicles, chocolate strawberries, popcorn, watermelon, cheese sticks, and yogurts. The kids were thrilled.
These were fun to make. I made a batch of sugar cookies, piped around the edges, then filled the center with thinned down frosting. Then I dripped several different colors of frosting in the center and dragged a tooth pick through it to create the crazy designs.
These are how our shirts washed up. The kids loved them and they are so unique, but a word to the wise: DO NOT use tie dye from the year before. It isn’t potent at all! I had a couple of bottles left in the basement and used those to refill the new ones after we used them up. The purple one and the onesie had lots of pink that didn’t end up sticking around after the wash. So I dyed them again letting it sit much longer and they still weren’t as vivid as they should have been, but it helped.
I purchased a kit at Michael’s for 40% off and it was the best deal. All of the bottles, dye, gloves, and rubber bands that we needed for less than it would have cost to purchase the dyes separately. The instructions were great and the kids (about 15 of them) had a great time creating their custom summer tee. It was a lot of work, but worth it.
The onesie is for baby sister who will be here in 4 months! The kids said that they are going to bring this to her to wear in the hospital. I think that will be hilarious.
They sported these hip creations all over the place the next day and it was pretty easy to spot where they were at all times 🙂