Tie-Dye With a New Generation

Eighth graders in the art room.

Rubber bands and string. Buckets of color. Vinyl gloves.

Bought more shirts tonight to take to school to try again.

They’ve got the hang of it.  The practice.

I tell them – no design turns out exactly as planned.

Friday morning in the hallway a blur of t-shirts walked by.

I felt satisfied.

Did you ever tie-dye anything in your life?

16 thoughts on “Tie-Dye With a New Generation

  1. I like all three photos. They bring back some fond memories from the late 60s and early 70s. Also, my wife and I went to a Halloween party last November, and we were both dressed as hippies. We were both wearing tie-dyed T-shirts, and we both had long blond wigs. We looked particularly funny to the people who know us because I’ve been bald for decades, so I look bizarre with long blond hair. And my wife — who is Filipino — has never had BLOND hair!

  2. They turned out great! I tied dyed once, in the afterschool program at Greenfield – remember?

  3. Oh yeah, this gives me a great idea…we’ll be teaching mixtures and solutions next year in 6th grade. I think I will have to do this with my students. Bravo!!

  4. Fun. I totally tie-dyed a shirt when I was a kid. Summer camp between 6th and 7th grades. I thought I was cool. 😉

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