This may be one of the coolest Craft Ideas I've seen for children. It's cheap, it's easy and it encourages Open Ended Play. Kool-Aid, White Vinegar and boiling water...how hard is that?
Although, it does make me glad I never drank much Kool-Aid when I was a kid. Seriously, this is the best dye EVER.
I bought several plain white silk scarves from Dharma Trading Company. The cheapest was about $2 and the largest one was $8. I don't even want to think about how much the large one would have cost, if I bought it from a Waldorf site.
It took less than an hour to "dye the Playsilks" and was very easy. (The biggest issue was a whiny Toddler who wanted to stir the boiling water).
I am definitely looking forward to doing this again (especially for some Christmas Presents). I can't wait to experiment with more colors.
Nice tutorial here.
Wonderful photos with another tutorial here.