Updated: Jul 9
This paper dyeing method is a technique for folding, clamping and dyeing paper or fabric that results in beautiful designs – very similar to tie-dye. The folds and clamps keep the dye or ink from penetrating fully in certain areas making patterns and giving a dimensional appearance on a flat surface. This project is a great way to teach students the scientific concept of diffusion, color mixing and pattern making.
This project is a great way to teach students the scientific concept of diffusion and pattern making. It also builds on decision making skills as the technique for folding and clamping requires thought to create different designs.
Hair Stylists use color theory concepts to mix hair dye and change their client’s hair color. They can use natural colors like blonde, brown, and black or dye colorful unique colors to express individual style.
9" x 12" bleached Mulberry paper
Liquid Watercolors ( blue, yellow, orange, purple)
Binder Clips, Medium
Bowls at least 4" dia. and 2" deep
Ballpoint pens to write name on paper
Brushes for each container to stir