A Medieval Headdress
|Today we picked out a vibrant blue playsilk, draped it around my daughter’s shoulders and she ran around the house and the back yard being a super hero. The silk is so soft and flowy and it billowed behind her. It was the perfect superhero cape!|
Tie each silk together in the order of the colours in the song to make a long colourful rope: red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue. Then you or your child can pull each silk out of a box as you sing along.
We had some outdoor fun with a variation of this in the back yard. We formed the rainbow rope into a circle and Miss A ran around it, singing along as she passed each colour. Then she tried stepping and jumping in time around inside of the circle, where the circumference was a bit smaller.
She often asks for a ‘princess dress’ which is a playsilk wrapped around under her arms and tied it at the back. You can fold it before you tie to make it the right length for your child.
She also loves to see how many silks she can put on at a time. Here she is with a hat, dress, belt and robe. The robe is like a reverse ‘princess dress’. Start at the back, bring it around under her arms, but then tie the ends at the back of her neck, like a halter neck. It provides an extra bit of ‘swish’ to the outfit.
What can I say, kids love colour!