When trying to come up with a Christmas gift to send with Kai and Mika to Kenya I scoured my Pinterest board inspiration. Luckily I had pinned a great tutorial on dying your own play silks with Kool-Aid. Not only are play silks very fun and inspire a ton of creativity, they are also super light and compact easily, a great idea for the expatriates in your life!
Over all they came out wonderfully! They were a fun and straight forward project. Henry and Kai even helped me mix many of the colors and put the silks in colored water (one of the many great things about using Kool-Aid instead of more toxic dyes). I had to go to a few stores to get all the colors I needed, but other than that, getting the supplies was easy. (I ordered the 30×30 Habotai Scarves 8mm from Dharma Trading Company per the tutorial over at The Artful Parent). The great color chart from Tried and True made it really easy. My only complaint is that the “dark yellow” turned to a straight up orange for me. I unfortunately had already made the true orange, thus the reason Henry has 1 orange play silk.
I bought enough silks and Kool-Aid to make Henry a full set and will take pictures of the process the next time around. I am sure Henry will want to help out even more than before, making for a fun and probably messy day!