As promised in an earlier post this week, Eco Friendly Play Silk Party, I am hear today to give you a tutorial on dying play silks using Kool-Aid. It is really easy and so much fun! You will need to do this with your children.
Undyed Play Silks (you can purchase them from Dharma Trading Co.)
2-4 packets of kool-aid per play silk
Mason jars (or whatever kind of glass jars you have around the house)
1. Soak the play silks in warm water with a splash of vinegar for 10 minutes
2. Fill up each mason jar halfway with hot water, a splash of vinegar, and 2-4 packets of the kool-aid (the more packets you use the darker the color will turn out) and stir or shake with mason jar lid on.
3. Put a few inches of water in the large pot and place on stove bringing the water to a simmer.
4. Place 1 play silk in each jar and squish it around with a spoon or stick
5. Place the mason jars in the simmering water and keep on there until the dye is absorbed into the silk. Keep squishing around for even dying, or just leave alone to achieve a tie dye effect. It usually takes 10-15 minutes for the dye to absorb...you will know it is all absorbed when the water turns clear or milky white.
6. Remove from heat and rinse the silks with cold water and hang to dry.