Itajime- Japenese Paper Dyeing
Activity DesignerMelissa Allen
Paper dyeing is a lot easier than I had expected. It was fun to experiment with this fun art with my daughter. You can watch videos on YouTube to learn specific folds, but we just tried folding in our own way to see what we could come up with!
What You'll Need
- paper - thick tissue paper or breathable recycled paper that is good for absorbing liquid.
- liquid watercolors (or food coloring)
How We Did It
We added our liquid watercolor paints to small ramekins and watered them down with just a little water.
Once folded into small packages we dipped them into the paints, using several different colors on each end. This is where the experimenting fun starts.