I love the Montessori idea of giving your child a rainbow of play silk to your kid as a fun and creative way for them to entertain themselves. I always thought that when I was a parent I’d have a box of play silk for my kids to play with. That was the plan, anyway.
Silk, even for play, can be expensive, and while I think it’s a worthwhile investment it’s just not one I can justify right now. Though through my various thrifting tips I realized that I was able to collect colorful swaths of silk fabric very inexpensively in the form of vintage scarves.
It’s more or less the same thing, and Isobel loves them.
They become rugs and blankets and flowing skirts and tents for her dolls.
I’ve provided her with as many colors of the rainbow as I can, but I’m not always sure why I bother. Guess with color she prefers?
Yeah. That one.
I’ve spent between ten cents and two dollars per scarf, collecting them slowly. Most of them are 100 silk.
They are a big hit around here, and beautiful, too.