Fun Filled Tie Dye Workshops
Thousands of children at Schools, OOSH's, YMCA's  and Disability groups around Australia have already enjoyed Tie Dyeing with our  award winning kits, Your Children can too.

Have Fun and Build Artistic Confidence

Children love Tie Dyeing their own t-shirts, bags, pillow cases, socks & aprons.

Children of all ages love Tie Dyeing and are fascinated by the amazing colours and patterns they can create. They are also excited and proud about wearing something they have made themselves. 

Tie dyeing is suitable for all artistic skill levels and is also the perfect fun craft for those who lack confidence in their artistic abilities. Children will be able to create a bright, beautiful, wearable piece of art while developing their motor skills and learning about colour harmonies and blending, creating patterns and working co-operatively. It is the perfect STEM activity with chemistry .

Children have so much fun Tie Dyeing they can’t wait to do it again! 

Create Tie Dyes the Easy Way

Magic Starfish Group Tie Dye kits make it easy for you by providing everything you need for a successful Tie Dye workshop. The dyes we have chosen have been safely used by the home dyer and schools for over 40 years. The 3 dye colours we have chosen for the kit blend harmoniously and will create beautiful secondary colours when layered over each other. To help make everything easy we provide you with very clearly written instructions.

Your Tie Dye Workshop Kit includes:


  • 3 dye colours - Magenta, Yellow and Turquoise which makes a beautiful rainbow
  • Pre-measured dye will be inside each bottle.
  • Soda Ash
  • Child size latex & powder free gloves (especially for Tie dyeing)
  • Disposable apron for each child to protect their clothes
  • Rubber bands
  • Labelled Plastic bag to put their tie dyed item in to take home. The label has washing instructions and a place for the child’s name on the outside.

6 Dye Colour Workshop Kits are also available

for older children/adults 6 dye colours - yellow, golden, orange, magenta, turquoise and deep blue are also available.

Koori colours also available. Red , golden and black great for Aboriginal themes.

Your Group Leader will receive

  • Risk assessment  & MSDS
  • Dust mask
  • Adult size disposable gloves
  • Disposable plastic apron
  • Tie Dyeing instructions

Step by Step Instructions

To help make everything easy we provide you with very clearly written instructions that include:

  • Pre Tie Dye day preparations [Teachers love Tie dyeing with Magic Starfish Tie Dye group kits]
  • The easiest way to run the workshop on Tie Dye day.
  • Beautiful colour mixes.
  • How to Tie and Dye to achieve specific patterns.
  • Video instructions on YouTube to aid your team in creating a successful event. See how easy Tie Dyeing is on our YouTube channel.
  • Plus Tie Dyeing Tips to enable you to help your children get great results.

You will only need to provide

  • Bucket
  • Access to hot water
  • Jug 250 mls
  • Mixing spoon
  • Paper towel/cloths for mopping up spills
  • Trestle tables or similar.
  • Newspapers to soak up excess dye on tables and to wrap each t-shirt in to take home.

We can provide 250 ml jugs, wooden spoons and paper towel if required at minimal cost.

Workshop Duration

Depending on the ages of the children and the item they have chosen to dye we estimate the activity will take approximately 2 hours for tying and dyeing (plus preparation). Tie dyeing can be done inside or outside. The children will take their tie dyed item home in the take home bags provided to be washed out 24 hrs after dyeing them.



100% cotton items available to Dye

To save you running around trying to find suitable items to dye we can provide them for you at a special group discount. All our items are sweatshop free (ethically made) and are of excellent quality and are perfect for dyeing.

  • T-shirts (sizes available children size 2, 4 and youth XS, S, M and L, Adult XS - 5XL) 
  • Calico Sling Bags - great library bags for school or beach bags - 
  • Pillowcases
  • Tea Towels - great presents or wall art
  • Aprons child and adult
  • Pencil Rolls
  • Socks
  • Xmas stockings

Alternatively children may like to up-cycle (recycle) a pre-loved t-shirt, from home and discover how to give it a fresh new look.

Kit Refills Available

Once children have participated in a Tie Dyeing day they can’t wait to do it again! The clearly labeled dye bottles included in your kit can be kept and reused for future Tie Dyeing events later in the year as we supply kit refills which include dyes, soda ash, rubber bands, gloves, aprons, take home bags and more. saving you money and the environment.


Try tie dyeing with a kit for individuals before the day.




Contact  us today to book your Tie Dye Workshop kit

As Tie Dyeing workshops are very popular we recommend you contact us 3 weeks prior to your event so we can ensure your Tie Dye Group kit arrives on time. If you wish to talk to us or would like to purchase group kit use the contact form on this page.



"Thank you so much for all your hardwork in getting the (53) group kits together, sent out and delivered on time! Many of the programs have already opened them and are very excited and I have told them not to use until its time...they are so keen they would use them now!"

"We've had great feedback from our groups and their families, they really loved the (Tie Dye) workshop. We look forward to doing it again."

Bella Cooke
Holiday Program Manager OSH Club


"You ladies are fabulous our tie-dye day went wonderfully! There was plenty of dye and the kids all looked fantastic in their t-shirts! We will definitely be doing this again!"

Laurie Wilson
St John's Anglican College


"One child loved tie dyeing so much she requested that we do it every program. Parents commented that it was really fantastic that the kids were able to make something and bring the product home and the staff member conducting the session was incredibly excited and thoroughly enjoyed delivering the (Tie Dye) session to the children on the day. Those take home packs for the children's wet tie dyes were fantastic, with the aftercare instructions on the bags, it was all so great!

Kimberley Maher  
Community Programs Coordinator Geelong YMCA


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