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Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 | 2 comments

Tie-Dyed Teamwork: A Pre-Season Soccer Activity for Kids

Tie-Dyed Teamwork: A Pre-Season Soccer Activity for Kids

Kids’ sports teams often celebrate at the end of the season. But my daughter’s  soccer team, the “Rockets” likes to switch things up with a kick-off party. And what better way than with a tie-dying activity that lets the kids and their parents work together as a team.

The grown-ups prepared two big tubs of colored dye — one blue and one orange (the red dye is actually orange) and set them out on tarps. They made the mixture  with RIT dye.

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The girls took their team shirts and twisted the fabric somewhat randomly and then held the twisted parts in place with rubberbands.

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They stood in line to dip the shirts in the dye baths.

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With help from a parent wearing rubber gloves, they plunged part of the shirt in the orange dye and part in the blue dye.

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Then they used the bottles to squirt some contrasting colors on to the shirt.

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They took the wet shirts home, soaked them in a bit of vinegar, and then hung them to dry.

Aren’t they fabulous! This is one from the year before. They’re great shirts to wear to practice!

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2 Comments

  1. Those shirts are fabulous! Would you consider throwing an adult make your own tie-dye shirt party? I want one! :)

    • That’s a great idea, Angela!

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