How to Spray Bottle Tie Dye Shirts

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Kids are messy. Cleaning up after them shouldn’t have to be.

I’ve come to realize that a good laundry detergent is an absolute mom essential. So I can feel confident enough to let my kids be free to be as messy, as dirty, and as active as they want to be, I turn to all® free clear.

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Available at Walmart, all® free clear is #1 detergent recommended by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for Sensitive Skin. And I go through a lot of the liquid detergent and dryer sheets. The all® free clear detergent fights tough stains, whitens whites, and brightens colors all while removing 99% of everyday and seasonal allergen including cat and dog dander, dust mite matter, ragweed, grass, and tree pollen. And the all® free clear dryer sheets reduces static to help make clothes more comfortable.

With a laundry detergent that makes it so easy to be free to be, I’m learning to not just embrace, but sometimes even encourage the mess. And these Spray Bottle Tie Dye Shirts are fun and messy and perfect to do outside in spring! No sensitive skin or allergy worries here!

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For our Spray Bottle Tie Dye Shirts, I made it easy on myself and picked up a tie dye kit. Following the directions for the dye, I then transferred the color to individual mini spray bottles. You can find these in the $1 bins at Walmart, with the travel items in the beauty department.

We then hung our slightly damp plain white t-shirts on a line outside and sprayed in the colors of our choice.

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The kids had an absolute blast making their shirt their way. My daughter of course made hers a combination of pink and purple, while the boys experimented with different shades of green, blue, and even yellow. You can also play with different spray effects and designs.

When you have the desired design, let the shirts sit in their own plastic bag for at least few hours before rinsing out any excess dye.

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I suggest being careful with the first few washes, just to make sure there’s no dye left that may spread to the rest your clothes. Shirts that are as unique as they are! That’s groovy, man.

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My Buzz loved his shirt so much, he even wore it on his birthday to meet Chuck E. Cheese.

Spray Bottle Tie Dye Shirts

Supplies needed:

  • fabric dye in assorted colors (we used a tie dye kit)
  • plain white t-shirts
  • mini spray bottles
  • plastic bags

First, dampen your plain white t-shirts. Hang outside.

Mix fabric dye and carefully transfer to mini bottles, wearing gloves, as the dye will stain. Spray t-shirts in colors and design of your choice. Once you’re satisfied with the shirt design, place in plastic bags. Let sit for at least a couple of hours. Rinse out and let dry.

Be sure to check out more of our fun summer crafts at Our Kid Things!

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  1. What a fun idea! We’re wrapping up the school year, and I think this would be a fun first day of vacation activity! #client

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