Hi LH Parents!
This Wednesday, 7/29, we will be wrapping up the Summer with a Tie-Dye Party on the tennis courts. We will not be in the front of HC in the parking lot, but behind the Counseling Center and the new Impact room. If you have been to the Harvest Carnival or if your students have been part of Day Camp you/they probably know where the tennis courts are.
If you have not been there before, you will want to drive into the parking lot, do not turn left into the parking area. Keep going just past the play area and the garbage area. You should see on your left the stairs that lead up to the tennis courts. There is a walkway between the Impact room and the fence that leads to the open area of the tennis courts. We will have signs and leaders out to help direct students to the right place.
We have all of the dye, gloves, rubber bands, and ziplock bags for the tie-dyeing. Please have your student bring something to tie-dye. White or light-colored materials that are 100% (or at least mostly) cotton work best. If the item is new, the dye will stick better if it is pre-washed. Things they may want to dye are a shirt, sweatshirt, socks, pillowcase… the possibilities are endless! If students bring more than one thing to dye, we will start with every student doing one piece first before dyeing additional items.
I do highly recommend that students wear clothes and shoes that you/they don’t mind being ruined or getting stained by the dye.
We will be sending home directions for how to care for the dyed items the next day. It is also typed out below, just in case. I am so excited!
After students are done dyeing, we will have spaces to chat and for foosball hockey set up.
Tie-Dye Steps After Care
-I will be printing directions as well.
– Leave the dyed clothing in the Ziplock bag for at least 6-8 hours. For us, that means these next steps are for some time on Thursday.
– You may want to wear gloves. Some dye could still transfer to your skin in the rinse process. If you get dye on your hands, you can wash your hands with baking soda to remove the dye.
– In a sink, tub or bucket start by removing the tie -dyed piece from the bag. I found it easiest to use my kitchen sink.
– Remove the rubber bands. If they are really tight, you may have to cut the rubber bands.
– Rinse any excess dye out of the material with cold water and wring out.
– In your washer, set to a large load with the hottest water suitable for your fabric. Use a small amount of laundry detergent.
– Wash and dry separately for the first few washes.