Groovy Gear Backpack
- ArtMinds™ “Block Party” Tie Dye Kit
- Cotton Backpack – White
- Disposable Plastic Table Cover
- Chalk Pencil
- Zip Ties
- Pastry Cooling Rack, Large
Step 1 Wash backpack and do not dry. Cover work surface with plastic table cover.
Step 2 Lay damp backpack out flat on covered work surface.
Step 3 Use chalk pencil to draw a half circle along top corner of backpack.
Step 4 Begin pleating your backpack at this chalk line, easing the fabric into a straight line along your chalk line as you pleat. Tie tightly with a zip tie.
Step 5 Repeat pleating and zip tying four more times after this first zip tie. Your pack should now be tied into six sections.
Step 6 Mix dyes according to package instructions. Lay tied pack onto pastry cooling rack.
Step 7 Apply yellow dye to first section of pack, keeping dye approximately ½" from zip tie.
Step 8 Apply green dye to second section, turquoise dye to third section, blue dye to fourth section, purple dye to fifth section, and red dye to last section, keeping dyes approximately ½" away from zip ties.
Step 9 Allow backpack to set 6-8 hours.
Step 10 Rinse pack under cold running water to remove excess dye.
Step 11 Remove zip ties and wash and dry backpack according to package instructions.