Colorful Camper Tie-Dye Tee by Tulip®
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Colorful Camper Tie-Dye Tee by Tulip®

Send your little camper off in style with a T-shirt covered in creativity! Tie-dye and a camp-themed screen-printing design make for a shirt that’s as fun to wear as it is to make.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® ScreenIt™/MC All-in-1 Screen-Printing System
  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ – Neon Kit
  • T-Shirt, 100% Cotton – White
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Pattern

Project Instructions

Step 1 Prewash T-shirt; do not use fabric softener. Do not dry.
Step 2 Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth.
Step 3 Lay damp T-shirt flat on prepared work surface, then pinch fabric in the center of T-shirt and twist in a swirl motion until entire T-shirt becomes a large swirl. Wrap two rubber bands around swirled fabric, crisscrossing rubber bands to form an “X” and dividing swirl into four sections.
Step 4 Wearing gloves from kit, remove caps from Fuchsia, Orange, Lime and Turquoise dye bottles and fill with water. Replace caps tightly and shake until dye has fully dissolved.
Step 5 Apply one color of dye to each section, then carefully flip over and repeat on back side, matching colors to corresponding section on front.
Step 6 Cover T-shirt with plastic tablecloth to keep damp and let set for 6 to 8 hours or longer for most intense colors.
Step 7 Rinse thoroughly in warm running water until runoff is clear, leaving rubber bands intact. Wash in a large load of hottest water suitable for fabric with a small amount of laundry soap. Remove rubber bands then dry separately.
Step 8 Print out pattern and follow directions from ScreenIt™/MC packaging to burn screen.
Step 9 Once image has been burned to screen, use Ebony Soft Fabric Paint included in box and screen print design onto T-shirt.
Step 10 Remove extra paint. Rinse screen immediately and let dry. Let T-shirt dry.


To create extra crisp design lines on shirt while screen printing, first spray a layer of Aleene’s® Repositionable Tacky Spray™ onto shirt then press screen in place on shirt. Squeegee paint over screen per directions.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Allee Mardeosian courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.