Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.
Making toys for our children is a favorite hobby of my husband and I. Over the years we”ve made quite a few of our children”s playthings and given some of our homemade toys away as gifts to other favorite young people in our lives.
Some of the most played with and most versatile toys at our house are also the simplest: playsilks. Beautiful, open-ended, gender-neutral, and creativity nurturing, these toys are also very easy (and fun) to make yourself.
Over the weekend my ten year old daughter Jillian, four year old daughter Lucy, and I dyed up some playsilks for baby Amelia.
I took a few photos so that I could share with you how we did it in case some of you want to try your hand at dying your own playsilks, too.