Easy Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes

Easy Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes


Once I became a mom, I found that there are a million ways to use baby wipes that have nothing to do with wiping bottoms. :)


We recently discovered that baby wipes can be great for art! We used them to make some SUPER easy tie dye art with baby wipes that can easily be done with kids of all ages. No need to worry about stains and permanently dyed fingers…everything is completely washable!


We especially love Huggies Wipes from Walmart for this project! Huggies Triple Clean layers are thick and hold up much better than other wipes we’ve tried.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Baby Wipes
  • Rubberbands
  • Washable Markers and/or Liquid Watercolors
  • Paper towels

Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes



Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes

1. Pinch the center of the baby wipe and hold in your hand.


Tie Dye Art with baby wipes

2. Twist.


Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes

3. Carefully attach a few rubber bands and have your child use a marker to color the sections of the baby wipe. The more that the marker gets into the folds, the more vibrant the color will be. You can also use your liquid watercolors to gently drip color onto the sectioned wipe. Just make sure you do it over the sink. I found this made for a more richer color.


Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes

Continue using other colors of markers to complete the tie dye baby wipe. Not pictured:  Remove the rubber bands, gently unfold the baby wipe and lay on top of two pieces of paper towel until it has completely dried.


Tie Dye Bunting with Baby Wipes

Use the tie dye baby wipes for any number of projects, including a SUPER EASY tie dye bunting!


Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes



Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes



Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes

Last but not least, wipe up any stray marks with your remaining Huggies® Wipes. In what other art project can you use your canvas to clean up your mess?!?!



Tie Dye Art with Huggies Wipes



Make these tie-dye butterflies:

Tie Dye Baby Wipes Butterflies



  1. This is an adorable idea! My uses the Pampers Sensitive, so I might be a little reluctant to try this (not cheap!) but I think I would try it out just the same. I found this @ http://affimity.com/#/sharedPost/2/9153 and I might have more fun than my little one making ‘art.’ It’s cute, it’s easy, and I know my little guy will love this activity. Thanks for the awesome idea!

  2. We had several makes of baby wipes on hand and for us the cheapest one by Purebaby bought from Aldi in Scotland (I know Aldi and Lidl are in many countries). gave the best effect and absorbed the colour well. It also gave us an excuse to use up the thousands of loom bands that inhabit my house, easier to put on and we could just cut them off. We liked the effect of multiple bands on one baby wipe. I have 3 grandchildren 7, 6 and 2, the oldest loved this but the youngest one coloured more of himself than the wipe. At least clean up was easy. We are now going to use the finished tie dye fabric as an overlay on dolly t shirts.

  3. I made my first tie dye paper and I think it turned out pretty well. I’m going to use it for a matte in a photo frame…thanks for this craft…ndb

    1. I have done that for years. It also makes a great Matte on cardboard for cute pictures. I just cut a matte and then cover the front with the tie-dyed wipe and use it that way too

  4. The tie dye art using baby wipes is AMAZING! What a wonderful idea. I showed this to my kids and had them do this during our read aloud time. We used water dyed with food coloring and it turned out amazing. I guess if you don’t have baby wipes handy you could substitute coffee filters too. Thanks for such a fun idea!

  5. Going to work with students next week. Need to know if I should pull the wipes and let them dry before the students try this art project?????

  6. Thanks a lot for sharing very new styles of art.l would like ti get more free download from your site. I am going to run a shared pre school with my house owner if GOD wants and if l am still alive. l d not know what is like an American pre school but my future shared pre school with be ” Little America ” to impress the customers. Please help me with your new ideas. I am a mother of three children livng in Yangon city … Myanmar ( Burma)

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