Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with iLoveToCreate and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.
Tie-dye and glow-in-the-dark… it’s a match made in heaven, or at least Halloween night. When I received a tie-dye and paint kit from iLoveToCreate, I knew I wanted to make something fun for the girls to wear for Halloween. Tie-dye shirts are a lot of fun and I almost made some until I found a couple of pairs of plain white knee socks. Every kid needs a pair of glow-in-the-dark Halloween socks, don’t they? My two certainly did.
The kit from iLoveToCreate was amazing. It had everything I needed minus the socks. It contained two squeeze bottles with the correct amount of powdered dye already inside. All I had to do was add water and shake. It also contained slick black paint and glow-in-the-dark paint. Not pictured are two pairs of plastic gloves and 20 rubber bands. The instructions were clear and the process was easy.
Step 1: Wrap 4-5 rubber bands around each sock about 2 inches apart. I was trying for a striped effect.
Step 2: Put on the plastic gloves and start squirting your dye. Since I was tie-dying with the girls, we took our supplies outside. I used a plastic under-bed storage bin for dying. The dye washes off the plastic easily with water.
Step 3: Completely color your socks with dye. I opted for one color per pair just to make it easier on the girls. Our socks were fully saturated with color. You don’t need as much as we used!
Step 4: Wrap the socks individually in plastic wrap. They will need to sit like this for 6-8 hours. After the allotted time, unwrap your socks and cut off the rubber bands. You will then need to follow the instructions in the kit for washing and drying.
Once we were done, our socks were looking good! The girls were ready to wear them, but I wasn’t finished yet. That glow-in-the-dark paint was calling my name.
I used the paint to draw designs that would show up on the outsides of their socks. The paint goes on white, but dries clear. So in the daytime, they look like fun tie-dyed socks, but at night… Eek! Watch out for the spiders!
Thank you iLoveToCreate for the fun opportunity! Now, if only I can figure out how to get these socks off the girls. Any suggestions?
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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.