Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm the Tie Dye Queen!!!

As you all know, I have been trying to keep the kids busy and not bored. While I was at Wal-greens, (of all places) I came up with a project idea. They had t-shirts on sale for 2 bucks a piece. So I got everyone a white t-shirt and then went to Wal-mart and got some Rit dye. I bought orange, royal blue and purple. I got a bag of rubber bands and some rubber gloves.

I got home and told everyone we were going to tie dye t-shirts, the next day. Niko, (bless his heart) told me "we need to get Daddy to down load some 60's and 70's music on the computer, so we can play it while we dye our shirts. You know that's a hippy thing?" I chuckled and told him, yes I know, and that he could ask his Daddy to do that.

I had 5 t-shirts all together. That was enough for our 3 kids and me and 1 neighbor kid. Hubby had to run out and grab another one. They all turned out so great. after they all dried, the girls all wrote on each others shirt with a permanent marker.

We BBQ'd and roasted marshmallows afterwards. The kids went home Wednesday morning and Hubby and I were beat. We spent as much time with them as we possibly could. Thanks for all your prayers!


Anonymous said...

you did an excellent job! :-) awesome project.

Denise said...

Such a cool idea.

Beth in NC said...

Great idea and they look good! I have never tried to make one. Cool!

Greetings from Guatemala said...

fun project! they turned out cool. Did you play the music?? lol hope you are having a great weekend.

Marina said...

what an awesome idea!

I'm blog hopping over to say hi and to invite you to visit my blog and help me build up comments for the blog giveaway I'm trying to win? Thank you

PS Don't forget to enter the 2 giveaways at my blog the Back to School Carnival of giveaways starts on Aug 1 :>

Kimberly said...

How fun, I haven't done that in forever!

Jeanette said...

What a fabulous cool project!

Sits Girl here!

Good day to you!

Peterson Family said...

I made my first tie-dye shirt last year and thought it was so much fun! The kids loved helping out! I have a few more ideas that I would love to do with it, but haven't found the time! You all looked like you were having so much fun doing it, maybe I need to get on that project and make it a fun day too!