After we reviewed the book Julie's Journey (book five in the series), we discussed America's Bicentennial Celebration, and we talked about what the word 'bicentennial' means.
In preparation for our Craft this week, I bought one t-shirt and pre-washed them for each of the girls. I emailed the moms two-three weeks ahead of time to get the sizes. I found the best deals and packages on boys white t-shirts at Target. I bought the Tulip one-step kit for tie-dye in bright colors at Jo-Ann's. I bought two kits that had enough to decorate nine shirts or pieces each. The kit came with 3 bottles of dye, one pair of plastic gloves and lots of rubber-bands. I just had to add water to the dye to activate it.
For Snack we had Ants on a log (celery with PB & Raisins) and Kool-aid. More dye in the red kool-aid we had! The girls loved it and drank lots!
This was my list of materials to bring for class: aprons, thick rubber gloves, spray bottle with water, ziplock and plastic bags, tablecloths, paper towels and rags, in addition to the class supplies of t-shirts (one for each girl), tie-dye kits, and rubber gloves.
I was glad that I remembered thicker rubber gloves this time... since the plastic ones got a hole... It was worth it, the girls loved the craft and most said they had never tie-dyed before. I was kinda stressed about the craft, but the girls did really well being careful and following directions! I loved seeing their color combinations and creativity! More pictures of the shirts next week... which is our last week of class for the semester already!
Make for the tent a covering of ram skins dyed red, and over that a covering of the other durable leather.