Monday, September 13, 2010

The Craft Club: Paper Towel Tie Dye

I think the best thing about this oh so simple little activity is that everyone can join in. If you can hold a felt pen and make some colour appear on a page then you can do this.

Now granted it isn't really tie dye at all, but it does give a similar effect.

All you need is paper towel, felt pens and a spray bottle filled with water.

Draw your design on the paper towel. We used a few layers in prepartion for the towel getting very wet.

When you are happy with your design, grab the water bottle and spray away.

And watch the magic happen. The colours spreading, joining, forming new colours.

Wait for them to dry and admire your handiwork.

We also did a few with simple colour blotches that are destined to be used for something else.

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Anonymous said...

These turned out great! We like making ours with coffee filters. We will have to try it with paper towels as well :-)

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

I hope you continue Craft Club series - I love your ideas!

Kylie said...

I had actually bought coffee filter papers but when I opened the box they were brown :( So paper towel saved the day.

I do hope to continue, whenever some creativity strikes hehehe

asliceofsmithlife said...

Hi Kylie! Love this craft and your kids did a great job! You share great ideas and it's fun to visit your blog to see all your fun crafts! Thanks for visiting my LEGO post from today. Did you get the email I sent you about the Lovely Award I passed onto you? Here's the blog post from Sunday in case you missed it:

Have a good week with school!

Anonymous said...

So clever. Would have never thought of this.
Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I have linked to this post in my new round-up of paper towel art. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas. I work with disabled adults and simple projects like this are really useful.

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