Get ready for some crazy summer fun! Kids of all ages will enjoy using squirt guns to create bold, tie-dyed t-shirts.
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Squirt Gun Tie-Dye
Kids will have a blast creating one-of-a-kind t-shirts with squirt guns! This wild art technique is fun, easy, and perfect for home, school, or camp.
To Do This Activity You Will Need
First, slide a piece of cardboard into your child’s white t-shirt. I grabbed a crushed shipment box from our recycling bin and cut it to size with scissors.
Next, prepare the paint by pouring 3 tablespoons of fabric paint and 1 cup of water into each squeeze bottle. Shake each bottle very well!
Arrange the t-shirts outside on the lawn far away from driveways, buildings, and basically anything you don’t want to be painted. I propped the t-shirts up on shoeboxes, but you could also use logs, an easel, or a cardboard box.
Here comes the fun part
Next, invite children to pour the paint into their squirt guns. The squeeze bottles make this process super simple, easy, and semi mess-free!
When your child’s squirt gun is out of paint, they can refill with a new color! Be sure to flip the t-shirt over occasionally to make sure both sides get painted.
Note: If squirt guns aren’t your thing, a plastic spray bottle provides a similar effect.
Each t-shirt was as bright and unique as the child who made them!
Allow the shirts to dry completely before washing as directed on the bottle of paint.