This post originally appeared on Skip to my Lou on July 1, 2015.
A couple of weeks ago, I was racking my brain trying to come up with something fun and different. My son has been asking to try tie dye but I wanted to make it fun and silly. We decided to use Kool-Aid and water guns to make these Squirt Gun Tie Dye t-shirts!
Here’s what you need to make:
Plastic cups and water (to mix Kool-Aid)
Cardboard (to protect your worldly belongings)
I went to Dollar Tree and picked up a couple of three packs of water guns. Then we grabbed the brightest Kool-Aid flavors we could find. We used watermelon, blue raspberry, cherry, green apple and orange. I was worried that the yellow would be too light so we skipped it.
We filled those plastic cups to half with water and then mixed in the Kool-Aid.
Carefully fill the water guns. I used plastic baggies and clipped the corner off to act as a tiny funnel.
Lay the white t-shirt on the cardboard or use clothespins to hold to the cardboard.
Place in an area where you can manage easy clean up and let the kids go at it!
My son was cackling and giggling the whole time! Once you are finished creating your masterpiece, allow to dry out in the sun. Not only do they have a fun shirt to run around in, but it smells good too!
The color barely faded when we washed it!