My grand-daughter was given this as a gift. It's for ages 6+ and includes 1 Twisted dye machine, 6 plastic bottles with caps, 15 fixing tablets, 12 fabric dye tablets, and instructions. You get 6 colored mixing bottles which are yellow, blue, orange, purple, green, and red. There's enough to do 12 tiedye shirts, or socks, or other fabric items. Larger items may require a refill kit.
A plastic tube with holes is the basis of this craft. You mix the fixing tablets with warm water and let dissolve for 1-2 hours. At the same time take 3 bottles and put one tablet(red, yellow, and blue) into each bottle. Fill each bottle with water and replace cap. Wait for 1-2 hours for the tablet to dissolve. The other bottles are for mixing primary or secondary colors. When the fixing tablets are dissolved, take your item and soak in solution.Then wring out completely, and twist til it fits in the tube.Be sure to insert item into inner tube and then place outer tube over that. Line up the holes on both inner and outer tubes and squirt dye into the holes in the container. Continue to squeeze dye til you get the desired amount. Make sure you use plenty of dye. When finished, twist container to close holes. Let stand overnight inside the container, rinse garment and hang to dry.
This craft is listed as a 3 clean and easy step process. But make sure you wear gloves, dye stains. Once all dyes are dissolved and 2 hours later you may start the craft. Then add overnight for setting the project. Grand-daughter loss interest, and the end product didn't come out very well. Guess three steps is too much for us..
Update On May 24, 2010: I have washed this many times and the clolors are still great looking. A fun time to spend with the kids, and they like see you wearing their creation.