Introductions to the tie and dye 1ST TERM PRIMARY 6 CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ART Week 8 / 9





Subject : 


Term :



WEEK  8 / 9

Class :


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of  experience that can be composed

Topic :

Introductions to the tie and dye

Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • define tie and dye

  • write out the materials that are needed for tie and dye

  • explain the process of making tie and dye

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts

  • Pencils, stencils,

  • Pallets , crayon , etc

  • Pictures

  • Related Online Video

  • Flash Cards

  • clothes materials

  • rafia or rope or tread ,

  • dye ,

  • knife or  blade ,

  • caustic soda

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion

  • Group Discussion

  • Asking Questions

  • Explanation

  • Role Modelling

  • Role Delegation

Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work

  • Online Information

  • Textbooks

  • Workbooks

  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

  • Workbooks

Content :

Tie and Dye is the name that is used to refer to the technique that is used to refer to the method that is involved when a piece of cloth material is tied and dipped in colour in order to form beautiful pattern on the piece of cloth.

The dyeing process before proceeding to mix the components together, it is
important to bear in mind that all the main components (dye, hydrogen
sulphate and caustic soda) are dangerous and not fit for human consumption.
Again, dye spillage must be thoroughly washed off with water. Also, all
utensils used must be properly and thoroughly washed.

Steps that are Involved in Tie and Dye

  • Measure the right amount of chemical and cautic soda that you want to use

  • Mix the chemical ( hydrogen sulphate )with the caustic soda and hot water

  • Dip the cloth material that is already tied with water proof rafia or tread into the mixture of chemical, caustic soda and hot water

  • stir

  • allow the cloth material to absorb the water mixture of chemical and caustic soda

  • pull out the cloth and allow it to dry by spreading on a rope in the sun



The topic is presented step by step

Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics

Step 2.

He introduces the new topic

Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.


  • What is tie and dye

  • What is adire

  • Mention four materials that are needed for tie and dye

  • Write out any four steps that are involved in tie and dye

  • What is figure drawing


Prepare for the next lesson by reading more about tie and dye


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