Captain America Tie-Dye Shirt

Do you have a favorite Avengers superhero? Well, we love them all, but we think Captain America is just so awesome! Plus, it is crazy that his shield has helped him in so many fights and even saved his life! This #FamilyFun Friday, we are sharing with you how to create a Captain America Tie-Dye Shirt! The tie-dye process may sound intimidating, but we have laid out 12 easy steps that will help you make your Captain America Tie-Dye Shirt! Now, who is ready to have some superhero fun?

***Please note: Adult supervision is required.***

What you will need:

  • White shirt
  • Blue tie-dye
  • Red tie-dye
  • Zip ties
  • White fabric paint
  • Star stencil
  • 12 x 12 inch cardboard
  • CD
  • 6-inch plate
  • 8-inch plate
  • 10-inch plate
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Non-permanent adhesive
  • Plastic wrap

Step 1. Wash white t-shirts
Wash your white t-shirts and make sure they are completely dry before starting this DIY project.

Step 2. Trace four circles
Use your CD, 6-inch plate, 8-inch plate and 10-inch plate to make 4 circles and trace the outside of each using a pencil.

Step 3. Zip-tie the four circles
Start with the smallest circle (the CD) and put a zip tie around the traced circle. Repeat this for each circle.

Step 4. Wet the shirt
Make sure to wet the entire shirt and wring it out.

Step 5. Mix the dye
Follow the directions on the tie-dye products that you chose.

Step 6. Start to tie-dye your shirts!
Start with the red dye and then use the blue dye. It is important to keep the shirt level.

Step 7. Lay your shirts on plastic wrap and let dry
Make sure your shirts are covered in plastic wrap so they do not dry out and the excess dye does not stain your wherever you plan to let the shirts dry.

Step 8. Run under water and take off the zip ties.
After the shirt has dried, run the shirt under water and gently wring each section out. After you have wrung each section out, it is time to cut the zip ties off.

Step 9. Wash and dry the shirt
Wash the shirt in hot water using very little detergent. Dry the shirt in the dryer.

Step 10. Make a cardboard star stencil
Measure the diameter of the center blue circle on the shirt. Draw a star in the center of the 12 x 12 inch cardboard. Cut the star out

Step 11. Paint the star
First, put a piece of plastic wrap or cardboard inside the shirt and secure with binder clips. This will make sure that the paint does not seep through. Use your cardboard star stencil and paint a star in the center blue circle using the white fabric paint.

Step 12. Enjoy your new tie-dye shirt!

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