Lots O' Dots T-Shirt by Tulip®
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Lots O' Dots T-Shirt by Tulip®

With this easy-to-do project, seeing spots is a good thing … and the more, the merrier! Cleverly use ping pong balls to create perfect round bursts of bright, neon colors from the Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Tulip® One-Step Tie-Dye Kit™ – Neon
  • Tulip® Dye Zip Ties (Optional)
  • T-shirt, 100% Cotton – White
  • Plastic Tablecloth
  • Ping Pong Balls (Desired Number of Polka Dots)

Project Instructions

Step 1 Wash T-shirt without fabric softener and do not dry.

Step 2 Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Lay damp T-shirt on prepared work surface.

Step 3 Position ping pong balls randomly under shirt and secure each with a rubber band or Tulip® zip tie.

Step 4 Mix dye colors according to package instructions.

Step 5 Apply dye colors randomly over each ping pong ball.

Step 6 Cover shirt with plastic tablecloth and let dye set 6-8 hours.

Step 7 Rinse T-shirt under cold running water to remove excess dye.

Step 8 Wash according to package instructions. Remove zip ties or rubber bands and dry shirt in dryer.


Use zip ties instead of rubber bands for a more defined polka dot.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Suzie Shinseki courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.