Food & Fun Crafts
Oklahoma Dirt Shirt
Each student needs:
- red dirt
- purple clothing dye
- white cotton
- long wooden stick
- Fill a bucket half full with water. Add enough red dirt so the water is gritty and muddy looking. Add a small amount of purple clothing dye.
- Place a white cotton T-shirt in the bucket. If desired, tie knots in the shirt or tightly secure random sections with rubber bands for a tie-dye effect.
- Use a long wooden stick to stir the shirt in the muddy water until the shirt has attained the desired color.
- Hang the shirt in the sun to dry.
- When the shirt is dry, rinse it in cold water to remove excess mud.
- Wash the shirt in cold water in the washing machine. Add vinegar to the wash water.
- Dry hot to set the color.