Afternoon Tie Dying Pt1! November 27th

Yesterday’s afternoon activity was Tie-dying!

We worked on the picnic tables outside the student lounge and made sure it was covered with a plastic sheet… less mess!

First, everyone used rubber bands or wool to tie, bunch, and knot their t-shirts. A few people used socks and bags.

Next, we mixed the colours. Instead of using fabric dyes we used food colouring. This works just as well and is also a cheaper option!
Just add the dye to a squeezy bottle and fill with water.

The process is very messy but totally enjoyable!

Getting those colours right!

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Once the dying was over everyone wrapped their t-shirts in cling wrap. This allows the dye to set but you need to wait a day before you can wash it!

Can’t wait to see the end results… Tune in next week to see how they turned out!

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Tie Dying Pt1! November 27th

We had messy fun this morning at Lexis Byron Bay because we did Tie Dyeing!

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This blog is Tie Dying Pt 1: The Process

We all made a huge mess!

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Each student had their own shirt.

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They then used elastic bands or string to tie patterns around their shirts.

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Everyone made sure to put on a pair of gloves!

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Next, we mixed up the paint mixtures and shook up the bottles.

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While we had ‘hippy music’ playing in the background they all got to work!

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Through laughter, you could hear shouts of “Picasso! Picasso!” exclamations of their work.

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Make sure to keep an eye open for Tie Dying Pt 2: The Final Product

 

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.