Indigo Dyeing

What makes blue jeans blue? Why indigo, of course. Kids will be dyeing to to get involved in an activity that involves preparing stencils, resist pastes, and indigo dyes for various fabrics.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Requires specialized equipment and extensive set-up time
Pros

  • Complete instructions, a materials list, safety tips, as well as information about the history, science, and technology involved in fabric dyeing are included in the packet
Cons

  • No images of the plants are included in the packet