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Animal Print Resist-Dyed T-Shirts - Project #123

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

Empty Plastic Squeeze Bottles
Procion Dye in yellow, orange, red and brown
Soda Ash
Black Metallic Resist
Paint Brush
Rubber Bands
Garbage Bag
Print Page

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. 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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