After that, I wrung them out a little, scrunched them up, and put them in a plastic tub with a drying rack in the bottom.
We covered them completely with ice. This took two small bags from the store.
The tutorials I've seen all used powdered dye, but the store I went to only had liquid. I had nothing to lose, except some stained shirts, so we decided to just go for it. We picked out a bunch of colors and swirled them on top of the ice.
We covered the tub, set it outside to let the ice melt, and left it alone overnight (ok, ok, we peeked several times.)
The next morning, we dumped everything out and, using gloves, rinsed and rinsed and rinsed with the garden hose.
Then, the shirts went into the washer on warm and into the dryer. Here's how they came out!
The J-bird decided to use fabric markers on one of his.
We already want to do this again, so I guess I'll be buying more shirts. Maybe I'll dye some of my flour sack kitchen towels! WHAT ELSE CAN I ICE DYE?!?!?