Tie Dye !!!

We love to tie dye here at the Children’s Museum, and it’s a good thing you do too! What a good turnout we had for this Tie Dye drop-in day! It was so much colorful fun!

Here are some quick Tie Dye tips that we’ve learned:

-The longer it sits, the brighter it will be! The volunteers and staff had handouts on what to do with the shirt once you get home. Don’t be surpised though when your little one wants to open it right away (I know I always want to!!)!
-Make sure to use gloves! Once the dye gets on your hands it’ll be there for days. I know from first hand experience 🙂
– You can get a number of different designs depending on how you tie the rubber bands around your shirt.

Also, today we had a visit from Vermont Cabot Cheese, yum! They were giving out free samples or cheese along with information on Vermont vacationing. Including, going to the Cabot Creamery where you can view how the cheese is made, along with free tastings and weekly specials on their products.

Here are some fun facts about Cabot:
-Cabot Farmers Creamery Cooperative started nearly 90 years ago.
-All of their cheese comes from local farmers.

-Cabot has 95 dairy farms in Massachusetts and 1500 throughout New England. So when you buy from Cabot your supporting your local farmers!
-Cabot cheese is gluten and lactose free.

They weren’t our only visitors though! Mix 104.1 was here as well serving some delicious Turkey Hill ice cream sundaes!

Try this at home! Today we gave out pamphlets on trying your own tie-dyeing at home! Kool-Aid Tie Dye!

You’ll need:
Unsweetened Kool-Aid
Small Plastic Bowls
Plastic Gloves
Rubber Bands

For every color you want to use, put 1 package of Kool-Aid and 1 oz of vinegar into individual bowls. Mix together until the Kool-Aid dissolves.

Pull and twist your t-shirt into different shapes using the rubber bands.

Dip the rubber-banded ends into the bowls (wearing gloves!!!!!)
To set the colors iron the t-shirt on medium high using an ironing cloth between the shirt and the iron. Let it set for 24 hours before washing. We’d recommend you wash it seperately first, just in case 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Curious Creatures!!

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