Easy & Colorful Sugar Tie Dye Technique for T-Shirts and More!

Today we have the coolest sugar tie dye technique that makes creating colorful tie dye patterns super easy even for younger kids. Here at Kids Activities Blog we have been a little obsessed with tie dye patterns because they are fun crafts for kids of all ages that can be worn, displayed or shared as a gift.

Sugar Tie Dye Shirt shown on a table with colorful rainbow pattern of blue, green, yellow, orange, red and repeating colors - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s tie dye with sugar!

How to Make Sugar Tie Dye T-Shirts with Kids

Tie dye crafts are fun to make and are great personalized gifts kids can make for friends and relatives. I also love this craft for slumber parties or birthday parties because kids can take home their creations as a party favor.

We are making a tie dye t-shirt, but you could do this on tote bags, skirts, shoes and so many other fun tie dye items.

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Supplies Needed for Sugar Tie Dying

Sugar Tie Dye

Directions for Sugar Tie Dye Technique on T-Shirt

Step 1

Place cardboard inside the shirt to prevent the colors from bleeding through.

Step 2

Use a damp paper towel to outline your design onto the shirt. We made diagonal lines across the shirt.

Step 3

Sprinkle sugar along the damp design — anywhere the sugar is located, your shirt will remain white.

Sugar Tie Dye Shirt

Step 4

Follow the instructions on your tie dye kit to add color to the shirt. We used a spray kit to spray the color directly onto the shirt. It was so easy and I love how the colors turned out!

Step 5

Allow the colors to dry.

Sugar Tie Dye Shirt

Step 6

Rinse the sugar off in cold water and allow the shirt to dry. Be sure to set the colors if your tie dye kit requires it by following the kit instructions.

Sugar Tie Dye Shirt

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How did your sugar tie dye t-shirt turn out?

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