Dye Your Own Dress-Ups

Dye Your Own Dress-Ups

Dye Your Own Dress-Ups

Dye Your Own Dress-Ups

This project will surprise & delight both children and adults alike!

What You'll Need:

  • White Dress-Ups for Dyeing - we offer them here
  • 3 mixing bowls
  • 2 bottles of food coloring in yellow, blue,
    and red
  • Vinegar
  • Warm water

Preparing Your Food Coloring:

Add 2 bottles of food coloring to each bowl with 2 cups of warm water. Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to each bowl.

To Dye the Rainbow:

Fold your dress-up in half so you have a long strip of silk ready for dyeing.

Start with the yellow dye and the middle section of the dress-up.  Hold both ends of the silk to make a U shape. Dip the middle third of the silk in the yellow dye.  Wring out with your hands.

Dip one end of the dress-up in the red dye - watch as the red overlapping the yellow makes orange.  Wring out this side.  Dip the other end of the dress-up in blue - making green as the blue overlaps the yellow. Wring out this side.

To make purple - dip the very end of the blue end in the red dye bowl.  Wring out.

Rinse out your dress-up under the sink. Be carful not to bleed the colors, rinsing each section of color helps keep the rainbow bright. Open your dress-up and hang to dry.  Once dry, use a warm iron to brighten its sheen. 

Rainbow wishes to all,


Sarah & Madlyn

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