Make an adorable tie-dye shirt and tie craft for Father’s Day with this simple tie-dye method. This is an amazing craft to do with older preschoolers and kindergartners.
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
How to Make A Tie Dye Father’s Day Card
- Make the tie dye
Grab a muffin and fill each section with a small amount of water. The add a few drops of food colouring into each section. The more food colouring more vibrant the colour will be.
- Wrap the paper towel
Grab a sheet of paper towel and elastic bands. Fold the paper towel and the wrap the elastic bands around it. Fold the paper towel in different ways (ie. lengthwise or diagonal) and wrap the elastic bands in different ways as well each time to create a new and unique tie dye pattern.
- Add colour
Slowly dip one small section of the wrapped paper towel into one the coloured water. Adjust the position and dip an uncolored section into the coloured water. Continue until the entire wrapped paper towel is coloured.
- Unwrap the paper towel
Slowly and carefully unwrap (remove the elastic bands) the coloured paper towel to reveal your tie dye print. Be careful not to tear the paper towel as you unwrap as it will be damp.
- Set out to dry
Lay your tie dye paper towel on a flat surface to dry.
- Make the Shirt
While the tie dye paper towel dries, make the shirt card. Fold a piece of construction paper to make a card. On the top of the front page of the card cut a line about 3 cm. Then fold the sides down to create the collar of the shirt.
- Once tie dye paper towel is dry
Once your tie dye paper towel is dry cut out the shape of a tie.
Use tape (double sided if available) to stick the tie dye tie on the construction paper shirt.
- Father’s Day Message
Have your child write a Father’s Day message inside the card if they are able or you can write something for them!
Skill Development Opportunities
Art activities are amazing for developing the following skills:
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Fine and Gross Motor Skills
- Imaginative and Creative Play
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- Paper Towel
- Muffin Tin
- Food Coloring
- Elastic Bands
- Construction Paper