Our Favorite Tie-Dye Party Kit Is Under $16.96 on Amazon or Walmart.com (Regularly $25)

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Tulip Tie Dye Kit

Looking for the best DIY tie-dye kit?

Tie-dye is back in a major way, not only as a craft, but also as a popular fashion trend. Instead of buying costly pieces, try making your own at home!

My pre-teen is currently obsessed with the tie-dye clothing trend, and we have been having fun coloring our own using the Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit which is on sale on Amazon or Walmart for just $16.96 (regularly $29.99)!

Have a tie-dye party this summer with these deals…

Tulip Tye-Dye Party Kit box on counter

Tulip Tie-Dye Party Kit
Just $16.96 (regularly $24.99) at Amazon or Walmart.com

Tulip Block Party One-Step Tie-Dye Kit $39.99 at Micheals.com
Use promo code 20MADEBYYOU (20% off)
Just $31.99 (regularly $39.99)

tulip tie-dye kit review

Tulip Tie-Dye One Step Small Kits
As low as $8.97 (regularly $9.99) at Walmart.com

Tulip Tie-Dye One Step Medium Kits
As low as $13.60 (regularly $19.99) on Amazon.com

Tulip Tie-Dye Bottles by a shirt

Tulip Tie-Dye One Step Large Kits
As low as $16 (regularly $21.97) at Walmart.com

Tulip 40 Piece Two-Minute Tie Dye Kit $24.99 at Michaels.com
Use promo code 20MADEBYYOU (20% off)
Just $19.99

tulip tie-dye kit on the counter

This Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit is AMAZING and comes with everything you need!

I am not an expert at all at tie-dye, and this kit easily has everything you’ll need to create some outstanding pieces! It comes with so many bright and bold color options, a table cover, rubber bands, multiple pairs of gloves, and easy-to-read instructions, all with a nice storage container!

best tie-dye one step kit

A few reasons I LOVE the Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit:

  •  It has 18 squeezable bottles of highly-concentrated nontoxic dyes in 14 popular colors – just add water to activate. The bin itself is very nice too for storage.
  • This has enough supplies for up to 36 projects! It would be so fun to have a tie-dye-themed party and do this as an activity.
  • It comes with about 8 pairs of gloves, a plastic tablecloth, and lots of rubber bands.
  • Dyes are safe to machine wash. I have found that the colors stay pretty bright and bold even with repeated washings. There is some fading, but not much!

tie-dye instructions on tulip kit

I love that you can try the different tie-dye techniques they suggest in the directions, or you can just do your own thing. There really isn’t a way to do tie-dye wrong — you just want to try not to do all the colors at once on top of each other to make a muddled-looking mess.

making a tie-dye shirt with a kit

My daughter received the Tulip One-Step tye-die kit as a birthday gift, and we had a blast creating!

I love how easy this kit is to use. Basically, all you do is first tie rubber bands on your shirt to create a design, fill the bottles with water and shake, and then apply the dye to the shirts!

You’ll then want to place the shirts in a plastic bag to keep them wet overnight to really let the dye soak in. When finished, remove the bands, rinse off the shirts in the sink, and wash/dry using your washer/dryer.

applying tye-die to shirts

tye-die shirts after dying

wet tye-die shirts

Here are my best tips for perfect tie-dying results:

  • I’ll for sure be bringing this activity outside next time! It is a messy craft and could easily stain things in your home you don’t want dyed. Thankfully the Magic Eraser does a good job of removing tie-dye spills from cabinets and counters!
  • Some people recommend soaking shirts in vinegar before the washer/dryer step for 30 minutes, as it’s supposed to make the color last even longer. I have not done that but would like to next time.
  • Tulip has amazing easy-to-follow tips on how to create specific designs at TieDyeYourSummer.com for helpful inspiration!
  • You’ll need to buy plain white pieces to tie-dye or use articles of clothing you have on hand. We used inexpensive boys cotton undershirts and loved the result.

tie-dye shirt on after drying

holding up a tye-die shirt

I am so obsessed with how cute these shirts turned out!

Once our shirts were rinsed, washed in a small amount of detergent, and then dried, they turned out amazing! Plus we had so much fun making them together. It’s a great activity to do at home, and this kit is perfect to use outside this summer with friends or family.

Put tie-dying on your summer bucket list for sure.

This is not a sponsored post, just a fun product that my daughter and I can’t stop raving about.

4th of July tie-dye from the tulip kit

Also, if you’re looking for some DIY tie-dye patriotic inspiration, we also embellished a plain white cotton tank top using the red and blue colors from the Tulip one-step kit. I feel like this turned out so fun and is on-trend! My daughter is looking forward to wearing it this summer!

Here are 21 fun things to do at home this summer as a family!

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 32

  1. Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

    Thanks! We will check it out!

  2. Sallys

    I had a kit similar to this, but with only 6 bottles of dye. It was fantastic! It really made a lot of items. I had bought it at Micheal’s years ago. With some online videos we made things that looked professional! In addition to t-shirts, we tie dyed sheets to use for picnics, cotton napkins, an old towel, pairs of socks, and a cotton bedspread that had stains that got covered up by the dye.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh those are all fun ideas! Thanks!

  3. Juliee

    We just tie dyed a few weeks ago, but with Rit. From that experience and another, we now know it is very necessary to use 100 cotton (unless dye is “all purpose.”) Blends with poly, such as the Adidas we tried, do not hold the dye. Also, check the Rit website for great tips. One thing they say is to wrap in plastic wrap and microwave to set!!

    • Juliee

      *meant to say Adidas socks.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s a fun tip! Will try it next time 💕👍

    • Adrianne

      I put each of our newly dyed shirts in a ziplock and keep them in there overnight. After 24 hours, I rinse in cold water and soak in vinegar. Rinse and wash.

  4. Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

    Hi so yes this kit is $30 or less at most retailers, except it’s harder to come by all of a sudden. As a suggestion there’s other similar one-step dye sets – sorry! Hope that helps. We’ll keep checking if it comes back in!

  5. Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)


  6. Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

    Nice!! I love that your creations are so popular! It’s such a fun activity 💕

  7. Jeanette

    Walmart has kits also. 100% cotton is a must. Wash the clothing first. I would recommend doing the tie dye outside. I love tie dye. It’s a fun activity to do with the kids.

  8. Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

    Thank you!

  9. Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

    Ok darn! Thanks for sharing that – Updated via Amazon for preorder.

  10. Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

    Yes! Worth the wait and not a bad price right now. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Karen Pond

    I got mine at Michael’s recently. We used it for my daughter’s birthday party. 4 kids shirts + 1 adult shirt and we only used about half of the bottles. They turned out really well!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! Glad to hear it! So fun.

  12. Jw206

    Okay, so for a fun twist you can reverse tie-dye (as seen on TikTok lol). My dollar tree has plain colored tee shirts. Tie them up like you would and then squirt them with bleach toilet bowl cleaner, let them sit for a little bit and then rinse. You can also retie and bleach again for different gradients of the colors. Obviously geared towards older kids, or adults and definitely use gloves but we’ve had great results!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes!! I want to try that too 😍

  13. Jacqui0802

    I love reverse dying black shirts with bleach and then tie dying them!

    • Juliee

      What a cool idea!!!

  14. Kim

    I think I must be doing something wrong as they say it had enough dye for all these projects, yet I can never seem to get more than 6 projects out of the kit 😢

  15. Wendy

    I wish we had a way to post pictures on here so we could show each other what we’ve made..

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the request, Wendy! I have passed this along to the team!You could also submit it for our Happy Friday post here.

  16. Diana

    My walmart in vegas had one of these sets on clearance for $7! Had a green lid…looks pretty similar to this one.

  17. klw

    LOVE this kit! We have tie dyed personally and I buy the kids for a fun girl scout summer outing – ALWAYS a hit! Lots of great colors and very bright/bold. (I’m using this for 13 and 10 year olds)

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Nice, that’s fun! Yes its impressive 🙌

  18. Gina

    We just did the target kit $3 (in bullseye playground). Waiting on it to dry but can’t beat $3 to do 3-4 shirts.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ohhhh fun! Thanks for sharing Gina!

  19. Alita11111

    Ohh!SO FUNNY ! I want to try it with my family!

  20. Sarah

    Does anyone have any old navy super cash that they won’t be using tonight? Please email me if you do sthackrah22 @yahoo.com

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