Tie-Dye Shirts with A Squirt Bottle!

Try this unique tie-dye technique for a bright, beautiful T-shirt from Family Fun. For complete tie-dyeing instructions, check out
Tie-dyed T-shirts.
  • 100-percent-cotton T-shirt
  • Rubber bands
  • Buckets or dish tubs (4-quart minimum)
  • 2 or more colors of fabric dye
  • Salt (1 cup per dye bath)
  • Rubber bands and marbles and/or coins
  • Spray bottles and plastic squeeze bottles
  • Sealable plastic bags
  • Latex gloves


  1. Tie It

    Place the shirt on top of a marble or coin, pinch it through the shirt layers, and twist. Secure it in place with a rubber band. Repeat this process all around the shirt with several more marbles--the more you use and the tighter you twist them, the more interesting your patterns will be.
  2. Dye It

    Fill the bottles with the individually prepared dye baths and thoroughly spray your T-shirt. Hold the bottle close for more concentrated colors and farther away for more subtle coloring.
Try these different tie-dye techniques: Knotted Tie With Squirt-bottle Dye Twisted Tie With Dunking Dye