When kids get to create their own gifts to give to people they love, the gifts have such a deeper meaning. These DIY Father’s Day tie dyed hankies are a perfectly fun and fashionable way to get your kids involved. Hankies are great for dads because they can carry them in their pockets or keep them in the glove box of their car. This post is sponsored by Rit Dye but the ideas and opinions are my own. I love Rit Dye because it works so great to create vibrant colors that last.
For this four pack of hankies, you will need the following supplies and materials.
- Rit Dye in two colors (liquid)
- 4 Cotton Handkerchiefs
- Rubber Bands/String
- HOT water
- Plastic Gloves
- Running Water (Cold)
Start by getting your hankies wet. Once they are all wet, tie them up and use the rubber bands to create your designs. There are TONS of ways to create tie dyed designs. You can find lots of them in The Rit Studio where creative designers share their projects.
Prepare your dye according to the directions. Use 1/2 bottle Rit Liquid Dye with 2 cups of very hot water. Add 1/4 salt and stir.
Put on your gloves! Dip your hankies (or dunk them depending on how much you want them to dye) in the bowls.
Once they are all dyed, let them sit for about ten minutes before rinsing completely (until the water runs clear) under cold water. THEN take the rubber bands and the strings off. Hang them to dry.
I love the way that tie dyeing is a reveal art. You can never really be sure what your masterpieces are going to look like until this stage.
Once they are completely dry, fold them up and tie them together as a gift. Ta da!
I love the way that the red and the taupe turned out together. You can use any color combinations to match the dad in your life’s favorite sport team or mascot.
Cheers to Dads!
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