I don’t remember ever having such fun and clever activities in my high school years, but my oldest daughter, Stormi sure has some fun! This weekend was the Morp dance. For those as confused as I – Morp is Prom backwards and is a casual dance for juniors and seniors.
The kids form groups and get started early in the day with “day activities” before the dance. These typically consist of some fun activity – a craft, movie, or something similar. Then they have dinner and go to the dance together. I hosted one of their day activities for the Morp dance. Her group of friends and their respective dates came over and tie dyed plain white t-shirts that they then planned to wear to the dance. Each girl and her date picked a set of colors so their shirts would match, then got down to the fun designing of them.
They tie dyed their shirts using a mess free form of tie dye that requires nothing more than cups, rubber bands, colored sharpies and rubbing alcohol.
Most of them took a section of the shirt, put it over the opened end of a cup and kept it in place by stretching a rubber band around it. They then drew the design of their choice on that portion of the shirt using multiple colors. Some made geometric designs while others drew flowers. Some kept their shirt laying flat with a few layers of paper towels between the front and back of the shirt and created pretty themed designs.
I was impressed to see the intricate designs they came up with, and if the volume of laughter was any indication, they had a great time doing it!
Just a little word of advice: be sure to open a few windows, Crafty Friends! That rubbing alcohol is strong!