Camouflage Bandana

by Julie Theophanes


old white T-shirt (your dad might have one you can cut up)
leftover red, yellow, blue and green egg dye
three empty cups
measuring spoons
cookie sheet or cardboard


1. Cut a 20-inch square of fabric from T-shirt.
2. Mix leftover egg dye in the empty cups to make these colors:
khaki -- Mix 2 tablespoons yellow, 1 teaspoon red and 1 teaspoon blue.
brown -- Mix 1 tablespoon yellow, 1 tablespoon red and 1 tablespoon blue.
olive green -- Mix 1 tablespoon yellow, 1 teaspoon red, 1 teaspoon blue and 1 teaspoon green.
3. Lay the fabric on a cookie sheet or cardboard to protect work surface from stains. You may want to do this craft outside.
4. Use a measuring spoon to drip on the colors until it looks like camouflage.
5. Let it dry, then blend right in with your camouflage gear.

This article first appeared in the March 2008 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2008 by Julie Theophanes. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.