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,
- 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