In an effort to make telling the napkins apart even easier (in addition to hiding the stains that some of the napkins had) we decided to tie dye them! Earlier this week, the girls and I headed to the craft store where we picked up a super easy tie dye kit and we got to work. They would choose a pattern from the direction sheet, I would put the rubber bands on the napkins and then the girls worked their magic.
Grace is holding the peace flag that we tie dyed (before further decorating) to send to our friends the heart rockin' family! It will be going in the mail on Monday!
Ever since I posted these pictures on Facebook we have gotten so many compliments on how the napkins turned out! I really can't take much credit as all I did was band them. It truly was the girls doing! They did a great job, truly enjoyed it, and had a blast opening each one up! The other question I have been asked is how we got them to be so vibrant. Aside from turning an almost five year old and an almost three and half year old loose on them, we also used the dye as soon as it was mixed up, and we let them sit for almost 48 hours. The directions told us that the longer they were allowed to sit the brighter the colors would be, and clearly that seems to have been the case! It had not been my intention that they would have sat that long, but I sure am glad that is what ended up happening!