Sunday, June 3

Tie-Dye!

We took a short trip to Los Mochis on Thursday and Friday of last week.  It has been a while since we've been able to visit our friends at the Magdelena Rincon school for the deaf and we were anxious to spend some time with the kids there.

Michelle, the director of the school, planned a tie-dye activity for the afternoon and all the kids were very excited about it.  The last time we did tie-dye with the kids was a huge success.  This time the kids knew more of what to expect and had some great ideas about how to tie and twist their projects to get the coolest designs.  Michelle and I hunted around for every large pot we could find to fill with the various colors of dye we had.  This gave the kids lots of color choices.  The results were spectacular!
Not all of the kids at the school are deaf, but most of them use and understand sign.  Michelle and other teachers generally speak and sign at the same time when teaching the kids.  For those of us who aren't very fluent in Mexican sign language, there are usually kids around who can translate.

Chuy shows his T-shirt which, when it's tied up, looks like a skinny man. 

After the first round of dying, all the rubber bands were taken off and the shirts re-tied to give different designs and color blends.  Then they were put in a second dye pot.








Very cool!!!

1 comment:

Julie from oatmealonthewall said...

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