For Christmas two years ago I had purchased some smaller playsilks from Beneath the Rowan Tree on Etsy. They were nice and affordable, but limited as far as imaginative play goes.
A couple months ago I got the idea from The Artful Parent to dye some larger playsilks of my own with Kool-Aid. She got the idea from a blog that got the idea from another blog. See how this works?
I went ahead and purchased some playsilks through Dharma Trading Co., and picked up three packets of Kool-Aid for each color. The following pictures document what happened next...
Letting the colors set after microwaving
Waiting for them to dry
We've had so much fun with these play silks since. They are our go to item when the kids begin to get tired of their other toys.