I picked these up at JoAnn’s a few weeks back. They were 40% off at the time, so I paid $6.
Macy and a friend and I busted them out last Friday whilst 2 of my boys were at a party and the other one was sleeping.
The directions were confusing and some things on the printed instructions were different from what was on the exterior packaging, but hey….$6, right?
I did a little Google-ing and we decided to wet our shirts first.
We twisted and turned and then went to put the elastics on and they broke. Like, all of them. Like, before you actually even stretched them. BRITTLE.
Time out. Run to the craft room and search frantically for elastics. Call BC at work to see if he has any he can run by because one kid is sleeping and we can’t leave to get some. Finally find some. Time in.
Each dye color comes in its own applicator bottle. You just fill the bottle with water and shake. They dissolved quite easily.
We dyed and dyed and dyed some more. 2 pairs of plastic gloves are included in the kit. Plastic wrap (for wrapping your shirts) is not. We wrapped them and waited. The instructions said 4-6 hours. The packaging said 6-8. We went with 6.
Helpful hint: You’ll want to save your gloves for the unwrapping/elastic removal or you’ll end up looking like this:
And your fingernails will still be stained like 3 days later. At least that’s what I hear….
The packaging says “Ages 8 and up”. I’d say this is pretty accurate, unless you were outdoors and really didn’t care if your kids got dye on the clothes they were wearing.
The packaging also says this product dyes up to 6 shirts. We dyed: 2 size L-ish shirts, 4 size M-ish shirts, 2 onesies, a tank top, and a pair of undies. Don’t ask.
Our package came with pink, blue, and green dye. The pink came out pretty pale.
The blue and green were much brighter.
And, an action shot:
So, best tie dyeing job ever? Probably not.
Worth $6? FOR SURE.
FTC disclosure: I bought this product with my own $6. I was in no way compensated for this review. The opinions are mine entirely. So are the stained hands.