Sunday, February 27, 2011

Family Batiking

I wanted to do something fun with my kids. We tye dye all the time so I thought a natural next step would be to give them a lesson on batiking. I wish I had thought to take photos of the process - but I didn't.

What we did:

1. Waxed the areas of the fabric that we wanted to stay white.
2. Painted on various colors
3. Waxed over the colors painted on
4. Dipped the entire garment into dye

Below are our creations :)

My 4 year old created this sarong

A sarong by my 5 year old

A sarong by my 9 year old

My 11 year old created this apron and the whale sarong below

I made this for my daughter-in-law for Mother's Day, shhhhhh

For my mom

Of course I made something for my grandson

A couple sarongs by me :)


sophieandmomma said...

That is really neat! :) I love the creativity. I will write this for "things to do with kids" when my little one is old enough to do it.

Alison said...

My youngest just turned 4 and she didn't have any problems with the mechanics of it. As long as you use paintbrushes you can keep the mess to a minimum.