Craft Day Recap: Kool-Aid Tie Dying

Step 1: Find a really cool friend* and invite yourself over for Craft Day.

*I met my tie-dying friend, Audrey, at YW Camp when I was 12 years old. We almost got sent home. . . but that's another story.

Step 2: Pick out lots of colorful flavors of Kool-Aid.

Step 3: Soak silk capes in a large bowl of hot water, mixed with some vinegar for about 30 minutes.

Step 4: Mix 2 cups water, 3/4 cup vinegar, and 3 packets of unsweetened Kool-Aid in the color of your choice in a quart-sized canning jar. (Yellow requires 5 packets.)

Step 5: Add silk capes (or scarves) and mix around with a knife.

Step 6: Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes, let sit for 3 minutes. Remove plastic wrap, stir with knife,
and microwave for 3 minutes again. Let sit for 3 minutes, and repeat stirring/microwaving process for a third (and final)
time. (The silk should have absorbed the color from the liquid, so the liquid will appear mostly clear.)

Step 7: When cool, remove from jars, wring out excess liquid, and hang to dry.

Step 8: Have a picnic to pass the time.

Step 9: Take down the capes and rinse in cold water. Rehang capes to dry.

Step 10: Sing songs about Jesus on the guitar, play with friends, and learn how old you are to pass more time.

Step 11: Try to be patient.

Step 12: Take down the capes and let the playing begin!

Step 13: If you get tired, lie down and take a little break.

Step 14: Continue playing until the sun goes down.


The White's said...

I love this post. and the pic that you took. you do some AWESOME stuff.

Min said...

I didn't know Jesus played the guitar.

Fun capes!

Rebecca said...

Love these pics Em. Especially the ones of Kaylie with the cape on her head and the close-up of Miss Gracie. So great:)

Aneesa Bee said...

oh wow. You DO have cool friends. I am always so impressed with "craft day" I would need to get a cool friend like you because I am TERRIBLE about doing crafts. Ask my kids. Where did you get the scarves?

Aneesa Bee said...

nevermind about the scarves. I followed your link. duh.