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After being told I would never be able to have children, I am now a stay-at-home Mommy to Maddie who happens to have Down Syndrome. I've been married 16 years to my best friend, having the time of my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our little journey through life.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Playsilk tissues

I just ran across this fun contest and thought I would share a creation I did for Maddie.  It's SUPER simple!  I ordered silk scarves from this web site.  I ordered 5 of the 21.5" x 21.5" and they were $2.19 each.  I had originally planned to dye them different colors, but then one day Maddie found a tissue box and thought it was SOO much fun to pull all of the tissues out of the box.  I thought it looked like a cool activity, but I also really needed the tissues.  So, into a ziploc the tissues went and, thankfully, I hadn't gotten around to dyeing the scarves yet. I stuffed the scarves into the now-empty tissue box and it's been keeping her busy ever since! This little tissue box was great on our road trips over the holidays!  Maddie could take all of the "tissues" out and put them back in again, so the game was endless!

And the great thing about the playsilks is they are so versatile. We use them for lots of different things like capes...

 and peek-a-boo...

and dancing!
So don't throw out those tissue boxes!  Get some scarves and let the games begin!!


  1. oh what fun! =) Love the pictures. Thanks for linking up!

  2. JDaniel went through a tissue and toilet paper stage too. Placing scarves in the box is a wonderful idea.

    Your little girl is precious!