Play Silks | Homeschool Haul


An order from A Child’s Dream just came in and I wanted to share it with you. We got play silks from eBay several years ago and thought it was time to invigorate our silks with new ones. The kids use these for dress up, forts, capes and pretend play of all kinds. Our old silks have held up so well to kid play; they’ve been tugged, tied, draped and pulled and yet have never torn. I have every confidence that these new silks will do just the same.

They are 35″ square, 100% silk and cost $15.50 each.

Find them at A Child’s Dream.
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My daughter playing dress up with the silks. More picture to follow. My kids love to add the silks to their teepee.

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3 thoughts on “Play Silks | Homeschool Haul

  1. Thank you SO much for sharing our play silks with your viewers! Love how you demonstrated the characteristics of this fun, versatile and beautiful fabric.

    The difference in softness is because of use. Your new ones will become soft with washing and over time. The silks are easily hand washed and if after washing you want them shine like new you can iron them. The transparency of the fabric depends upon the weight. Sarah’s Silks play silks are made of 5mm weight silk and are light and airy. I love this weight for play. The silk floats so nicely! Looks like the opaque one from Ebay is 8mm weight which is a heavier weight.

    In answer to your wonderings about where they are made, here’s helpful information from our vendor’s website:

    “Sarah’s Silks are woven, dyed, and hand-hemmed in a small village near Suzhou, a beautiful city long renowned for its silk culture. Sarah’s Silks hires Chinese seamstresses who work in their homes, often sitting in doorways, as their children play nearby. Sarah’s Silks offers the seamstresses incentives beyond prevailing wages as well as access to supplemental health insurance as part of their efforts to support the healthy families of their partners across the world. The hand-hemmed and dyed products travel by ship to Sonoma County, California. Here, women work in their homes to finish sewing, ironing and packaging Sarah’s Silks products.”

    Sarah’s Silks uses dyes that are non-toxic, non-hazardous, environmentally friendly, with no heavy metals.

    Play silks are the epitome of an open-ended toy. So many ways to inspire creative play!

    ~ Debbie of A Child’s Dream

    1. Thanks for the info Debbie!! I absolutely LOVE these silks. They are such a privilege and a luxury to own. I am so thankful our charter school recognizes the importance of these kinds of educational materials for their students and supports the purchase of them. Play is so important in the younger years (and open play is probably a good thing as we age!), and I’m happy to see there is increasing support in this movement. Granted we still have a long way to go. Your store carries some of the best high-quality supplies for kids and adults; I’m so glad you make that available for us!

      1. You’re welcome and thank you for your kind words. I definitely enjoy what I do and am happy to see there’s a growing number of people who understand the value of natural materials for creative play!

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