We discovered food color tie dye by accident when Lucy ran wild with some paper towels. As she giggled and I stared at the unfurled path of paper towels, an idea was born. We saved the paper towels and enjoyed a color mixing art activity. She loved it and now it's become a semi regular activity around here.
We made tie dyed easter eggs on Wednesday and they look SO pretty! She begged for more, so we did them again today!
Materials: squirt bottles, food dye, paper towels, scissors, markers, towel or tray, drying rack
We started with a rainbow of food dye in squirt bottles. I typically fill the squirt bottle 3/4 of the way with water and add a few drops of food coloring. These are left over from a St. Patrick's Day rainbow sensory bin so they are a little faded and a little emptier than usual. They still worked great!
I cut egg shapes from paper towels.
For the first time, I added markers and drew a few patterns on the eggs for fun. She loved this aspect and started drawing her own patters pretty quickly!
She got right to work "tie dyeing" the eggs with the squirt bottles. The marker ran and mixed with the color.
Her polka dot creation!
It turned out beautifully!
After she finishes each egg, we put them on a towel and wipe the tray to soak up the excess water. Once they are mostly dry, I hang them up on the drying rack in the hall. If the edges curl as they dry, it is easily fixed by pressing them under a book.
Once dry, hang them in the windows!
or on a white wall!
They are so pretty!
We hope you try these and love them as much as we do! Lucy loves it so much, she made eggs for two hours the first day we did it and another hour the second.
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