Tie dye a fabric face mask the easy way with this no-mess Sharpie tie dye craft.
I’m a huge fan of tie dye, but I don’t always love the mess that comes with it. That’s why I love Sharpie tie dyeing… no liquid dye mess, no rubber bands, no washing out the design. You get all of the fun and unique designs without any of the hassle! Do you remember when I tie dyed a pair of sneakers? It’s just so much fun I can’t stop.
To make your own Sharpie tie dye masks, you’ll need:
- White cotton masks
- Sharpie Markers (thick tips work better)
- Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
- Medicine Dropper
Step 1: Color a design directly onto the mask fabric. I have found that the thicker tip Sharpies are easier to use for this craft. You can buy them in a pack or I know Michaels sells them individually.
Any design works, so get creative and try a few different patterns! Here are a few that I made and what they looked like after:
Step 2: Fill a small cup with rubbing alcohol, then use the medicine dropper to begin spreading drops onto the fabric. This makes the Sharpie ink bleed together. It’s so fun to watch!
Step 3: Let the alcohol dry completely, then throw the masks all in the dryer on high heat for 15-20 minutes to set the ink even more. While the rubbing alcohol is still wet, the ink will bleed onto anything it touches, so I placed mine on some plastic. Once dry, the ink is permanent. It doesn’t smell either, so no worries there.
Watch video below to see this fun craft in action.
Sharpie Tie Dye Video Tutorial
The great thing about Sharpie tie dye is that it’s very forgiving. I didn’t end up loving my attempt at the green polka dot mask, so once the mask was dry, I added more layers of Sharpie marker and then more rubbing alcohol and it ended up looking pretty neat.
So there you have it! Super cool and unique tie dye masks.
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