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Animal Print Resist-Dyed T-Shirts Project

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Empty Plastic Squeeze Bottles
Procion Dye
Soda Ash
Black Metallic Resist
Paint Brush
Rubber Bands
Garbage Bag

Make your favorite animal print into a t-shirt! Use resist for the animal print, and then tie-dye.


  • Step 1
    Use permanent resist to paint an animal print on the T-shirt. Allow design to dry.
  • Step 2
    Pre-treat T-shirt with soda ash, per the instructions, to activate dye and help to fix it.
  • Step 3
    Fold T-shirt in accordion fashion or traditional spiral fashion and rubber band it loosely.
  • Step 4
    Mix dye in empty squeeze bottles, according to directions on jar. Squeeze dye onto T-shirt, repeat with each color. We used red, yellow and orange colors. Place T-shirt in garbage bag and allow it to sit overnight.
  • Step 5
    Remove rubber bands, unfold and rinse shirt. Allow it to dry.

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