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DIY PERSONALIZED SPRAY DYE BEACH TOWEL

Beat the heat at the pool or beach with a personalized towel your kids will love to create and show off.  Spray dye is a fun and surprisingly easy summer activity for kids and a great alternative to traditional tye-dye.  


SUPPLIES TO MAKE A SPRAY DYE TOWEL WITH YOUR NAME
  • Tulip One-Step Spray Dye Kit 7-Pack (or tye-dye kit in spray bottles)
  • White 100% cotton terry cloth beach towel
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Disposable table cloth -or use plastic garbage bags to cover the surface


INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR NAME TIE DYE BEACH TOWEL
  • STEP 1 Cover your work surface with a disposable table cloth. This makes clean-up so easy!
  • STEP 2 Lay your towel out and use duct tape to write your child’s name across the front.
  • STEP 3 Now comes the fun part! Put on your gloves and start spraying the colors onto the towel.
Tie-Dye Tip: We wanted a rainbow look for our towel, so we started in one corner and moved from color to color.  If you want light color transitions, make the color lighter to layer on the next light color for an ombre look.
  • (OPTIONAL) STEP 4 If you have a thick cotton towel, the colors may not bleed through the towel.  In that case, turn the towel over and repeat spraying the colors on the back in the same pattern.
  • STEP 5 Allow to air dry.
  • STEP 6 Once both sides are dry, remove the tape and rinse the towel in cold water.


HOW TO WASH YOUR TIE-DYE TOWEL
  • Wash separately in a large load of hottest water suitable for fabric and a small amount of laundry soap.
  • Dry separately.
  • Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.

Photos and steps courtesy of Kids Activities Blog

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