Tie Dye Returns in July to The Children’s Playhouse

Splashed with color, a tie dye t-shirt is the ultimate summer souvenir. At the Children’s Playhouse, they make it easy for you to make your own wild and wacky masterpiece without spattering your kitchen or buying a million supplies.

For the whole month of July, this local nonprofit children’s museum will offer tie dying from 10-5

Miles Spell sports a playhouse tie dye

Miles Spell sports a playhouse tie dye

Tuesday through Friday and 10-3 Saturday. (The Playhouse will be closed July 3rd and 4th.) Playhouse director Kathy Parham explains, “We make it easy by stocking everything you need. Take home your special t-shirt home and leave the mess here!” In addition to high quality Procion dyes, the Children’s Playhouse will have t-shirts in adult, youth and children’s sizes. Cost: $7 per shirt for members, $12 for nonmembers (includes admission to The Children’s Playhouse).

Located at 400 Tracy Circle near downtown Boone, The Children’s Playhouse is a great rain or shine option for families with children from birth to age eight, boasting many fun play areas including a pretend vet clinic and a brand new climbing wall. Admission is $5 per person. A great line-up of special music and art activities add even more to the mix to keep kids happy. For more information, visit their website, www.goplayhouse.org, or call 828-263-0011. Most programs are free to members or with paid admission to The Children’s Playhouse.

Other July Programs at The Children’s Playhouse

Art/Sensory Activities
In addition to tie dye, a rich variety of other art and sensory activities are available all day, every day The Playhouse is open. Here are some of the weekly highlights.
July 7-11: Volcano in Dino Land, Collage à la Eric Carle
July 14-18: Cardboard Castle, Imagination Paper
July 21-25: Popsicle Stick Puppets, Geo-Constructions
July 28-August 1: Invention Station, Sea Animal Prints

Summer Stories with Mrs B.
10:45 Wednesday July 8th
Children’s librarian Carol Bollini returns with a fun-filled story times for kids three and up.

Learning Through Song Concert
10:30 am Tuesday, July 14th
Lisa Baldwin’s highly interactive program combines singing, playing instruments, reading, movement, and other activities both fun and educational.

Expressive Arts Workshop
10:45-11:30 Wednesdays July 15th & July 29th
Led by Dana Larson, this workshop invites parents and kids to express their creativity together.

Free Science Workshop: Float Your Boat
10:30-11:30 Thursday, July 16th
Come learn about floating and sinking with brain-stretching experiments involving clay and water with Molly Russell. Suitable for kids 3-6 years old.

Sing-A-Long & Play-A-Long
10:30-11:30 Wednesday, July 22
Join Vanessa Van Valin for a musical sing-a-long and play-a-long. Kids and parents will have fun learning finger songs, playing instruments and singing together.

Polymer Bead Workshop for Ages 4 to Adult
3:30-4:30 pm Wednesday, July 29th
Shari Galiardi will share secrets of African beadmaking she learned on a recent trip to Ghana. $3 for members, $8 for nonmembers (includes Playhouse admission)..


  1. Hi Sarah, thanks for sharing this info! One update–we will be open on Friday July 3rd with our normal hours (10-5 pm), but closed on the the 4th. Thanks, Kathy Parham, Playhouse Executive Director