A couple years ago, my then 4yo and I embarked on a playsilks experiment.
I tend to get a crafty idea, make a bunch of them, get tired of it, and move on. (Afghans, mei tai baby carriers, felt Christmas trees, car seat canopies, I’m looking at you!)
The playsilks were a similar project. We ordered about 30 of various sizes from Dharma Trading, used all of them as gifts as well as keeping for ourselves, and then we ordered another 20 or so scarves to do more, since it was such a fun and easy project.
We’ll probably repeat within the next year or two, as my girls are almost old enough to handle it.
The Artful Parent has a great tutorial, so I’m not going to try to reinvent the wheel.
What I did want to mention is how fun it can be to play with the color combinations. We have some monochrome scarves and some others that use 2, 3, or even more color combinations.
They’re machine washable. (I know – the word silk scared me too) and have enriched our play tremendously.
Oh, and there’s also the sensory bonus of rolling in a pile of silk too. Pretty sure that happens on a not-too-infrequent basis.
I love open-ended play objects and that we’re using our own artwork.
And no, my kids still don’t know that Kool-Aid is actually a beverage. 🙂
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