How to Tie Dye Silk Scarves Girl Scout Crafts
It is crazy to believe but we did this awesome and amazing fashion craft while camping high in the Colorado mountains. I think it is important to offer girls as many opportunities as possible to be creative and try new ways of expressing individuality. Tie Dying is a favorite of ours so we decided to take it on the road and do it while camping. The most fun part of this project was seeing all of the scarves drying in the wind between the trees. I can’t wait to share how to tie dye silk scarves with you using Tulip Tie Dye. This is one of the best Girl Scout Crafts ever.
Materials and Supplies Needed
- Tie Dye Kit from Tulip (Celestial Colors Used Here)
- Silk Scarves (Could also use cotton bandanas for a less expensive option)
- Rubber Bands
- Rubber Gloves (Unless you want your hands to be temporarily colored too!)
- Ziploc Baggies
There are so many different ways to tie up and band items before dyeing them. Because silk scarves are so tiny, smaller rubber bands work best. The girls did different things which made all of their fashion accessories unique and amazing.
Get the scarf wet and ring our excess water. If you are doing this while camping as one of your Girl Scout crafts, you can just ring the water out right on the plants.
Tie and band up the scarf.
They all tied and twisted and banded in such a variety of ways. Isn’t is fun to learn how to tie dye silk scarves?
Mix the pre-made bottles of dye with required amount of water and shake until the powder is completely disolved.
Apply dye as desired. Sometimes it is fun to use a lot of dye and others not so much. This is totally up to the desired look.
Some of the girls chose to wear gloves and some didn’t. The dye is non-toxic so won’t do anything awful but will, of course, dye the skin temporarily. When teaching how to tie dye silk scarves, I like to give out as few rules as possible for them to learn.
Make sure you have all the dye you want on your fabric.
Put the scarves in individual bags and let them sit. We let ours sit overnight before rinsing.
Rinse the scarves thoroughly then hang on the line to dry.
These made the most special gifts to give to our volunteers.
More Camping Girl Scout Crafts for Kids and Families
Camping crafts are so much fun for all kids and families. I have put a bunch of my favorites together for you in one place. Go check them out.
Which of these fun crafts looks exciting to you?
Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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Cheers to Girl Scout Crafts and Tie-Dying Fashion!