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Kaleidoscope Ice Tie-Dye Technique

Remember the fun colors and shapes from your childhood kaleidoscope? Now create them on a shirt using powdered dye and ice!

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Fold damp shirt in half lengthwise and press flat on tabletop.

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Pinch shirt where you would like the center of your first spiral to be, then twist fabric a few times to create a small spiral.

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Maintaining first spiral, pinch another section of shirt and twist several times to create a second spiral. 

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Crumple the remaining fabric towards the spirals.

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Bind the shirt with rubber bands to hold secure.

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Make a paper ring to fit around bound shirt. This will help keep the ice in place when dyeing.

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Place ice on top of bound shirt.

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Instead of adding water to dye bottles to mix, squeeze dye powder of a few colors on top of ice.

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Let ice melt and remove paper ring.

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Flip shirt over and repeat process on the backside with additional dye powders.

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Once the backside has been dyed, cut off the rubber bands, then launder according to instructions.

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