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Monday, June 29, 2009

Arts & Crafts: Hand Dyed Play Silks

My son attends a wonderful Waldorf Oriented School, in South West Miami that is simply a Little Heaven on Earth. They have so much fun learning while "playing among beautiful things". One of those beautiful things are Play Silks in different sizes and colors. It is so amazing to see how their imagination simply explodes in fabulous games, from pirates to princesses, from Kings to farmers. An infinite amount of possibilities.

Trying to find cool things to do this summer, we decided to get some blank silks from Dharma Trading Co. Got some supplies and started a new branch of our learning and our family business.

If you are crafty and want to give it a try, follow this How Make Play Silks  Tutorial

You will need the following:

1. Blank Silks in desired size. Usually 35"x 35", or 21"x 21". The larger ones can be used as canopies.
2. Different flavor Kool Aid, or food coloring (I prefer food coloring).
3. White Vinager (especially if you used food coloring. This would be the acid that helps the color set in.
4. Big deep pots and/or a disposable aluminum baking tray. If you want to do a rainbow silk, 3 or 4 glass or plastic jars would help.
5. Hot water. Here is where Parents' supervision is crucial.
6. Disposable gloves.

You can either watch this video to get the steps and some idea of the process or, if you prefer to see step by step picture instructions, this momma has it down to a T, www.raisingolives.com

Hope you enjoy it, have fun and get creative having fun with your kids.

PS. If you are not in the crafty clan, I made some play silks to sell at my CHIC MOMMY USA ETSY SHOP They are made at home filled with love and tons of laughs.

2 comments:

Carlo Guadagno 7/2/09, 12:24 PM  

This is much better than placing your kids in front of the square babysitter called TV! Very Creative
Dr Carlo

Chic Mommy USA 7/7/09, 12:31 PM  

Thanks Dr. G!

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