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The first week of Camp Warner Bros. has been so much fun! Not only did we take part in some awesome Super Hero Training, but we also had the opportunity to tie-dye our camper shirts. It has been a while since I have tie-dyed anything, so it took a minute for me to refresh my memory.
Week 2 Sneak Peek: June 29 – Activity: DIY Crystal Gems
Make sure you are following along on our Virtual Summer Camp Warner Bros. here on the blog or via the hashtag #CampWarnerBros. Don’t miss a beat of the fun that you can mimic at home. I hope our activities and information inspire you to take part in your very own home summer camp.
Grab a tie-dye kit for your family on Amazon.com or your nearest craft store that sells them.
Tie-Dye Camper Shirts
To learn more about what we are up to and a full camp schedule for Camp Warner Bros. head over here. I shared a sneak peek at what each week’s activities will be. Make sure you check out this link for all the info as well as quick links you can click on to see what we are up to for each highlighted week.
- Waiting Time. Allow the shirts to sit for up to 24 hours, preferably overnight. The longer the dye sits the more prominent the colors will be when you’re finished.
- Location: Use a plastic table cover or concrete when dyeing, we used the concrete in the backyard versus a table. It was just less of a hassle for us when it came to pulling out the table and putting it away.
- Hot Day. I found that dyeing either in the early morning hours or as the sun sets was a more comfortable setting for us. We started dyeing our shirts around 10 am when the sun wasn’t at its full peak. It just made for a more enjoyable experience as the girls weren’t being cooked in the sun.
- Design. Pick a design beforehand! I looked up several designs but fell back to the one I remembered doing as a kid. The Sea Shell.
- Supplies. If you order the kit I provided above it has everything you need to dye, minus the shirts. All rubber bands, plastic gloves, and colors were provided. Smiles and laughs not included.
- Wash and Dry. I hand washed the shirts in my tub before I stuck them in the washing machine on a delicate cycle. I set the shirts to dry outside since that’s how I did it as a kid.
I have to say that I’m so shocked at how grown up my kids are, they pretty much did everything on their own and only needed me for a few minor things. The girls took full charge of their designs and colors, it was so much fun it inspired me to go out and buy another kit for the boys.
As you can see I have some seriously happy little campers! I never thought I would host an At-Home Virtual Summer Camp before, but with the help of Warner Bros., they made this such a great experience. I’m so excited to participate in all the other activities they have planned for us. When was the last time you tie-dyed?