SCIENCE Day 2 Resources
Day 2: Native American Fabric Dye Project
Objective: After introducing campers to different dyeing methods the native American’s used, campers will design and “dye” their own fabric.
• 1 6x6 white fabric
• Colored Marker set
Supplies needed from home:
• Protected work area
• Paper Towels
• Spray bottle w/ water
Step One: Create a protected work area. Take your fabric piece and spread it out.
Step Two: Start drawing different patterns, shapes, and designs onto the fabric. Get as creative as you want.
Step Three: Spray your fabric lightly with water. Let it dry. Place the wet fabric on a dry surface (I placed mine outside to dry in the sun). If you want the marker dye to spread more; spray your fabric with more water. The more water you spread, the more the ink will spread.
For more information about plants used for natural dyes, go to: