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Knock Your (Tie-Dyed) Socks Off

 

Today's Snack: There's an old expression, "sock it to me," which means something really intense or dramatic has happened to you. So why don't you "sock it to yourself" with some hot salsa? The flavor is intense, and most recipes are fat-free. Dip carrots, celery and sliced jicama (pronounced "HICK uh muh"), which taste pretty bland, into the hot salsa. Wash down with a tall glass of iced, frosty fruit juice.

 

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Supplies:

Socks - probably white or a light color

Soda ash solution or tie dye kit, with squirt bottles

Rubber bands or string

Access to cold water and a place to soak

 

 

Here's a creative gift for just about anybody, at holiday time, for birthdays, or any time! It's wearable art. We all love socks, and with your special, colorful, tie-dye touch, new socks will be an extra welcome and memorable gift.

 

  1. It's best to pre-wash and machine-dry the socks. Then soak the socks in plain water, before you dye them, to prepare the fabric.

 

  1. When you're ready, wring out well.

 

  1. Wrap with rubber bands or tight strings, in any pattern you like.

 

  1. Add liquid dye to squirt bottles and apply. Don't get any on your clothes!

 

  1. Soak in a permanent dye set to keep the cool color combinations longer. Follow package directions for length of this soaking.

 

  1. Rinse in cold water.

 

  1. Let air dry, then wash and machine-dry.

 

Wrap, give and enjoy the recipient's smile!

 

 

By Susan Darst Williams www.AfterSchoolTreats.com Art 2011

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