The Cool Maker Tidy Dye Station from Spin Master is a DIY tie dye arts & craft kit that takes the mess out of the craft but yields the same cool psychedelic colorful results.
The kit comes with a tote bag, headband, a plastic sheet, gloves, Tidy Dye bands, 5 Tidy Dye color pods, and the special Tidy Dye work station. The instruction guide breaks down the process into easy-to-follow steps to make the Criss Cross Tie Dye Bag, Chevron Tie Dyed Headband, or Scrunch T-shirt (shirt not included). The process for each activity is relatively similar.
How Does It Work?
We like how much less messy this kit makes the tie-dye process, and it's also a fun way to get creative each time you use it. Tie-dyeing is always fun but because of the mess the project can often seem more tedious and time-consuming than fun. This kit solves that problem, allowing kids (and parents!) to focus on the fun and not the mess.
There is also added repeat play value to this craft kit because you can turn to your own supplies beyond the kit's contents to keep tie-dyeing new things.
The Cool Maker Tie Dye Kit is for ages 8 and up from Spin Master. It will appeal to kids and parents looking for a fun activity to do anytime or year, inside or outdoors. This arts & craft kit is also great for kids that like to customize their belongings.
If you find you have extra Color Pod string once you've completed your project, the pod has a built-in wheel so you can wind any unused string back inside.
With larger projects especially, you'll want to make sure your project is tightly wound around the barrel before getting started. Also, be sure the fabric's top edge is facing the opposite way as you turn the barrel. Otherwise, you are essentially unwinding your project as you turn it.
The color pods can be a bit difficult to move on the station's track at times.
Keep in mind, how you wind the string around your project is up to you. It doesn't have to look exactly like it does in the instructions. It doesn't need to be flawless because this is still tie dye, after all.
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