Tie-Dye Survivor Party
submitted by Sam C.
Our Tie-Dye Survivor party was a blast!
We decided to let the boys be team captains, and they each chose a color from the Dharma Trading Co. website fiber reactive dye color chart. We dyed a "Survivor pack" for each attendee, including a tie-dyed t-shirt, a bandana and a "loot" bag to keep their prizes.
When each child arrived, we had them pick a team color from a basket. We chose a Survivor pack with their color and wrote their name on the prize bag with a Fabricolor Chisel tip marker. They were asked to wear their shirts and/or their bandanas to show their team colors.
The "Survivors" competed in challenges as teams: Obstacle Course, Water Brigade, Jelly Belly Flavor Test, Water Balloon Toss, and Balance Beam Stand-Off. At the end of each game, each member of the winning team got first choice of one "prize" from a big bowl. Then the other team chose a prize also.
I did the entire dyeing process in one afternoon, using old cat litter buckets (cleaned first!) and some supplies and tub-dyeing instructions from Dharma. I accordian-folded each shirt and put rubber bands every two inches or so. Then I threw everything into the buckets. Super easy. Here's my materials list:
Everyone had a blast - the children and the parents who decided to stay for the party. There was lots of cheering and team spirit. The "team colors" aspect was a real treat - and all the kids got to take home a party favor bag with their name on it and a tie-dyed t-shirt. Awesome!
Thanks, Dharma for providing the supplies for our Tie-Dyed Survivor Party! We love your products and service and look forward to our next "excuse" to order!
P.S. - Here's the "tree mail" we read before each challenge:
1. Run, balance, crawl - show your athletic ability.
2. Close your eyes or leave them open, the next game is about taste.
3. You'll have to run but keep a steady hand,
4. Underhand or overhand, choose your personal style.
5. Keep your cool - and your balance - for your last challenge in the yard.
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