Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts!

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Sharpie Tie Dye

Looking for a cheap craft idea for the kids? Breath new life into an old t-shirt and make Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts!

We had a family friend over today, so I had to keep a 3 year old, 9 year old, and 17 year old busy today… Yikes!

So I grabbed some sharpie markers, rubbing alcohol, and some old t-shirts!

Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts!

Items Needed:

  • Sharpie Markers
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • T-shirts
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Cardboard Scraps

Grab your shirt and place a piece of cardboard inside of it. This will prevent bleeding onto the back of the shirt.

Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts

Then grab your markers and the creative juices flow. We did everything from little dots, to cheetah patterns. The girl decided she wanted to do a DIY 4th of July Shirt, so she drew fireworks.

Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts!

After you have finished your design, take a spray bottle full of rubbing alcohol, and spritz the design. You want to make sure you saturate the shirt, so the colors will bleed.

Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts!

Once you have sprayed your entire shirt, head over to your ironing board. You will want to lay some paper towels or old rag on top of your ironing board, and also on top of the shirt to prevent bleeding onto your board and iron. This will set the color into the shirt.

Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts!

After ironing, throw it in the dryer for 20 minutes to completely set it.

I think the Cheetah print turned out awesome!

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Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts

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  1. Sarah C says:

    i would have never thought to do that. cool.

  2. That does look great! This sounds like a great way to combat summer boredom.

  3. Very cute! I doubt mine would turn out that well, but it would still be a fun project for everyone and a great way to combat summer vacation boredom.

  4. I love it , it looks awesome.

  5. How did you do the cheetah pattern? I’m not very skilled with designs, but I love that!

  6. This would work great for a shirt with a small stain you can’t get out – easy cover! Shirt saved!

  7. This is a great idea! I have 3 kids and this is a great idea to keep them entertained!

  8. We are doing this as a craft for seniors.

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