Our topic in Year 5 this half term has been the 1960s. Today, Year 5 gained in their knowledge when they were tasked with tie-dying their own white tshirts!
First of all, we used rubber bands to crumple our tshirts and segment different parts of the tshirts so we could dye each section different colours. The way we twisted our tshirts affected the final print on our tshirts. We chose from: The Bullseye technique, the heart technique or the crumple method. Everyone’s tshirts would be completely unique based on the way which we crumpled and segmented our tshirts.
Then, we carefully applied dye to our tshirts using dyes in plastic bottles. We had to be really careful during this part in order to only dye specific areas of our shirts as well as make sure we didn’t get any dye on our clothing or ourselves!
Everyone’s final product was completely unique to them, based on the ways in which they tied their tshirts and the different coloured dyes which they used.
As our tshirts are still drying and preparing to be washed, I will post a final picture of our art work later on this week so you can all see.
Did you enjoy this activity? What was your favourite part? What colours did you use?
Bonus points to anyone who can tell me how tie dying links to our 1960s topic!
Well done everyone for your hard work, I am looking forward to seeing the final pieces,
Miss Starkey 💫