Friday, August 12, 2011

We passed 100!

We passed our 100th post without even realizing it! To celebrate, I'm going to let you in on a little secret : )

How to make these lovelies on a preschool teacher's budget--less than $5 each!

What to do:

Order habotai silk scarves from Dharma Trading Company

Use this tutorial to color them.

If you follow the directions like I didn't, they will turn out a nice solid color. If you want them marbly like these, then don't do a lot of stirring.

Need I tell you about the myriad of uses for these scarves????????????

baby blankets, 
table cloths, 
props for circle time and movement activities, 
fort-making sheets, 
room decor...

to name a few.

Some user footnotes:
Using a larger container or pot where the scarves have a lot of space to move around will help the dye flow through the creases.  Just explore with it. It's fun, I have more ideas on how to make it look purposefully discolored for next time.  The directions and observations in the link will tell you everything you need to know. It will take less than thirty minutes from start to finish. You may end up. like I did, dumping the jars into the pot (like colors, of course), and boiling until the dye is set, like in the reds and oranges, which took a lot longer.


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