A friend reminded me of this old blog post. At the time I wrote it, it was the most popular blog post I had ever written. It got a lot of hits because it was shared by a popular Daddy blogger, Daddy Types.com. My boys are now teenagers. I still occasionally lay out a book trap. Recently, I laid out a library book about Steinberg on the dining room table. I didn’t catch anything. I’ll keep trying.
Do you ever lay out traps for your kids?
I’m curious about tie-dyeing and natural dyeing. I recently purchased TIE-DYE by Shabd. My boys and I have done some simple tie-dye projects in the past. This book will help us attempt some more challenging projects.
I’m also curious about natural dyes. I checked out Harvesting Color by Rebecca Burgess from my local library.
I’m particularly interested in this project called Spring Dye Starter. Basically you get a sample of blossoms, place them under prepared fabric and whack it with a mallet. <see below> Let the fabric dry and then iron it to help it set. The dyed fabric swatch would make a precious keepsake or a lovely wrap for a tiny gift, tied up with string. This project hits that sweet spot where kids would have fun and be learning at the same time.