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From: MaryW
Date: 08-25-2005, 01:00 PM (1 of 6)
Looks like it could be really fun.
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 08-25-2005, 05:14 PM (2 of 6)
Now that sounds like fun. Maybe next time I am watching the GC I shall have some of the supplies ready. I am sure they will love the mess.

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From: tiedyejudy
Date: 08-25-2005, 06:52 PM (3 of 6)
Looks like it could be really fun.
Wow! That's a new one! Sure wish they had taken pix of the final results... I would love to see them!

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From: Bama
Date: 08-26-2005, 10:09 PM (4 of 6)
That does sound like fun. :up: I'm going to try that one. I'm sure dd would love it.
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From: esrun3
Date: 08-27-2005, 12:33 AM (5 of 6)
Sounds like fun-will have to try with the grandkids. thanks Mary
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From: MaryAnne
Date: 09-09-2005, 04:26 PM (6 of 6)
if this could be done with small tshirts. I was thinking the kids in my grandson's preschool might get a kick out of it but I realize that of course it would bleed through two layers. I asked if she had done this or had any suggestions.
She didn't see why you could not do it with prewashed clean tshirts.
There would be no way to absolutely control the bleed so use it to your advantage. Slip layers of newspaper between the front an back of the t-shirt.

Make sure you have one adult for each child or two OR have the children come to a work station one at a time.

Use kool-aid instead of dye. She did not elaborate but I would think a lot of the powdered Koolaid to a little water to make it the same consistancy as heavy dye. I would imagine that suiting them up in gloves and old clothes or aprons would be the same.

Have the work surface at their level.

You can let them make their design and then proceed as in the original instructions but add more color and design and flip the shirt over to do the back. then set aside to dry. Or do one side and set aside to dry and then do the other side. Finish as before.

I have not tried it yet but I am hoping to do so soon
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