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Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks

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A couple months ago I came upon a tutorial on The Artful Parent for Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks. I hadn’t really heard about playsilks before that but upon further investigation found out that they’re awesome. They can be pretty much anything your child wants them to be: capes, dresses, blankets, scenery, tents and the list goes on and on.

So, seven of us got together with our seven toddlers (all under 2 years) and dyed 42 playsilks in total. We started around 11 am and didn’t finish until about 5 pm. We did six scarves at a time, with the other mothers pitching in to watch the child of whoever was working on their playsilks. It was a blast seeing so many babies toddlers (oops) running around the house!

After we did the first batch of Kool-Aid packets, some of the mothers decided to get a bit creative with color combination and as a result we ended up with 14 different color at the end of the day. Most of us only did one round of microwaving/sitting and the difference between those that did two rounds was only minimal. We wrote down most of the color combinations so that we would remember exactly how to recreate a color and I thought some of you might be interested in them. I also made a printable project list with all the color combinations as well. Figured it would be easier for you if you didn’t have to run back and forth from the kitchen and the computer!

playsilks_colors

joget

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by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:39 AM
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CuSukha
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:41 AM

thats pretty awesome, thanks for sharing

Violets.Mommy
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:41 AM

bump for later

Joeysmom6
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:43 AM
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KatherineM
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:44 AM
Bump I want to try this
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Monica84
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:45 AM

BUMP!

chloesmom637
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:46 AM

BUMP!

HelloKitty86
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:47 AM

Do you think it would work well on t shirts????

i.heart.rachel
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:47 AM


Quoting HelloKitty86:

Do you think it would work well on t shirts????

Worth a shot.

joget

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SareyF
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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bayliesmommy
by Ruby Member on Sep. 28, 2010 at 12:47 AM
cool!
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