When I was a youngster, I remember days where I was bored beyond measure. I would listen to the click-clack of my Mother's knitting
needles as she would tell me stories of her youth in Germany, while I would unravel the ball of yarn
Most kids won't sit long enough to help with mundane tasks, but I bet you could get yours to sit still on a rainy day if you ask them to help you dye yarn with food coloring
. Suse of Pea Soup
has a tutorial showing off her gorgeous pictures of yarn that she dyed with the help of her 8 year old son.
You'll need a box of food colors, a microwave
-safe bowl, the child(ren), wool yarn, and vinegar, which helps set the dye
. Adult supervision is needed when handling the hot water, so that the kiddos don't burn themselves.
For more help dyeing wool and other fabric
, check out how to dye with fruits and vegetables
, and how to dye with Kool-Aid
[via: Whip Up