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Tie Dye

Do you love bright, rainbow-hued clothes? Have you ever wanted to know how to create those bold patterns yourself? Yes? Oh good! Step right up to the Tie Dye square on your 62 Days 62 Ways map and let's get started.

For a fun in person activity, join us for Tie Dye Fun here at the library!


When you finish, head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!

By The Book

STEAM Play & Learn is an introduction to STEAM topics (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) for preschoolers with fun, interactive, easy-to-follow, step-by-step activities.

Provides child-friendly crafts for boys and girls. Includes color photos, supply lists, and project instructions.

Tie-Dye 101 Ebook by Suzanne McNeill
Also available in: e-book
The Wild Dyer Ebook by Abigail Booth
Also available in: e-book
Hand Dyed Ebook by Anna Joyce
Also available in: e-book

The go-to guide for tie-dye success! Take tie dye to the next level with this in-depth visual guide! Capture bursts of color in intricate waves and patterns with expert tips from the women behind PrettyLifeGirls. Move beyond the basic t-shirt, and tie-dye sweats, masks, home decor, and so much more. Start simple with standard binding patterns, and then skill build to more advanced techniques. Includes XX projects with step-by-step instructions guaranteed to make you fall in love with the art of tie dye! Everything you need to know for all things tie dye in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format. Learn all the basics plus more advanced techniques such as reverse tie-dye, ice dyeing, and much more. Dye t-shirts, socks, pillows, and everything in between!

Try a Video

There are a plethora of great videos available that give you step by step instruction on how to tie dye. Here are just a few:

Creativebug--available through Sign up with your Canton card to create a free account and access videos on tie dying, fabric printing, and hand dying yarn

Rit Dye website--check out the Rit Dye website for great tutorials, ideas for trends, different ways to dye clothing, and tricks for getting the best look for your tie dye.

Play Ideas--crafts with a unique tie dye theme for kids and adults of all ages

Now Try It!

Get ready to get creative! Enjoy these printable directions to make your next tie dye masterpiece.

Be sure to take a photo and share it with us using the hashtags #howdoyou62 or #62waystodo62days.

Now head back to the 62 Days of Summer home page for more ways to participate in the summer program!