Rainbow rock dyes found at walmart are AWSOME.
I did 12 infant cpfs with the standard "tye dye" kit. it comes with soda ash and 3 dyes (red, yellow, blue)
I did all 12 and had dye leftover!
What you do is soak in soda ash (20 min I think)
then what *I* did was put approx 1c of water in a pyrex flat baking dish, then add dye until it was the color I desired. (combined colors too)
Make absolutely sure the dye is well incorperated into the water though, to make the dyes take evenly~! and make sure there are no little tiny chunks of dye in the batch.
Then I would soak and massage a CPF in the dye, loosly squeeze out excess so it wouldn't drip, put into a large ziplock (1 gal) and let sit for 8hrs.
Wash wash wash wash and wash some more.
I got a RAINBOW of lovely colors.
a reddish purple, a blueish purple, lime green, bright orange, bright lemon yellow, red, 4 shades of blue..etc.
The ammt of dye you add to the water changes the shade etc.
I did a light sky blue by using alot of water and just a couple drops of blue, and a very deep indigo blue by using ALOT of blue dye (looked almost black!)
It was totally fun~!
I've been thinking about buying MORE cpfs just to dye!
I need to do premiums now though, cause my guy is too big for infants..it's just too bad I use mainly pockets...I LOVE dying dipes so very much
The kit was roughly 10bucks, and you can get packages of dye in diff colors for like 2-3 I think (but they make tons more)
It was way easy to mix up the dyes in the squirt bottles they provided (fill to top with cold water and shake) and then just drip in the ammt of dye you wanted.
My favs ended up being the BRIGHT colors I did...the orange, dk blue, lemon yellow, lime green..etc. which of course took more dye. and normally I prefer more muted colors. LOL.
I can post pics of the results if you would like...i'd just need to find them (the pics I mean)