Posted by: thequaches | July 13, 2009

Tie dye experiment (#1)

I keep bugging Amanda about tie dying… mostly because Matthew is so obsessed with Andy Z — and Andy Z only wears tie dyes!

Anyway, Amanda was finally able to get the supplies for us to try our first experiment with real tie dye!  It was kind of scary — real DYE!  I can see why Amanda was nervous when I asked her if she knew anything about it… I have never tried myself.  She did it way back in her Girl Scout days… so we both gave it a go!

Morgan grabbed the camera and snapped away (there were 20 shots of my hands! and Ethan playing with the shirts soaking in the bucket!)  But I won’t bore you with those extra photos!

1) we twisted and bounded the shirts

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2) we soaked them in soda ash or something like that (it came with the kit)
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3) 30 minutes or more later — we were ready to dye

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Ethan felt a bath was in order before the actual dying… he dyed in his diaper – as I had to take off his soaked shorts!

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Some fun shirts to wear to see Andy Z !

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