Reported by Christina Hammond
So, it’s summer. Have your kids shouted from the other room “Hey Mom! I’m bored! I am sooooooooooo bored!” ? Or do you have a group of girls coming over for a slumber party and you’re at a loss for entertaining them?
To help combat the summer “boredom blues,” we were sent I Love to Create by Tulip’s Tie Dye Kit in Moody Blues, Body-Art Glitter Stencil Set, Bright Fabric Markers and 3D Color Changing Paint.
We had a blast using all of these kits. Of course, the first kit the wanted to try was the Glitter Body Tattoos. The kit has everything you need to get started. 9 stencils, glue, brushes and tons of glitter.
We mixed colors with great results. The LittleLady won’t let us wash it off, but it does come off pretty easily with soap and water. If you want to make sure it really comes off fast, use a wipe with rubbing alcohol in it – swipes it right off! I can see using this kit at camp or for Halloween. A Glitter Fairy! How cool!
Next we used the Tie-Dye Kit in “Moody Blues” to create some shirts. The box says that the kit includes enough dye to make 8 shirts, but we only got one toddler shirt and some of an adult XL shirt. Probably not a big deal, because I am known for overdoing these things!
Everything you need is in the kit. Rubberbands, gloves and premeasured dyes. When added water to the bottles of dye, be sure they are closed all the way before shaking. Ask my counters how we know this! 🙂
I would maybe pick up better gloves next time. The kits are meant for the younger set, but they were too big even for my big hands. The instructions didn’t say to presoak the shirt, so we gave it a spiral spin and secured it with rubberbands.
After applying the dye in alternating colors, I simply wrapped the garbage bag we dyed on around it and tossed it out in the yard in the sun for the day. Once ready, I rinsed it and laid it back out in the sun to dry. Once dry, I gave it a run in the dryer on HOT to really try to set the colors.
We have a Buzz LightYear freak in our house, so I used my YUDU to silk screen an image of his hero on the shirt. I think it came out really well and can’t wait to make more!
Next we tried out the 3D Color Change Paint. Being a child of the Eighties, I have memories of Hyper-color t-shirts. The color change paint is similar, but it changes with UV exposure, not heat. Before UV exposure