This is my first Made-It Monday post! After reading everyone's fabulous Made It Monday posts, I'm happy to finally join in on the fun! I'm linked up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics.
So I I found this idea on how to make colored clothespins from Buzzfeed. There wasn't any good tutorial I found, so I decided to test it out myself.
***This is the important part when using the RIT dye, use about 2 cups of hot water. I found out that cold water doesn't work well at all when staining wood. To measure how much RIT dye to use I use the bottle cap. I poured between 2-4 caps into the bowl. With the darker colors I used about 2 caps.
I couldn't find any plastic silverware to stir the hot mixture so I used chopsticks (thank God for take-out Chinese food!). I let the clothespins sit in the dye for about 5 minutes before I let them dry on styrofoam plates with a paper towel to soak the excess water.
What do you use clothespins for in your classroom? I need some more ideas!