After we finished our treasure pouches, I still had some kool-aid mixed up, and I never want to waste kool-aid!. First I tried just dipping some fleece in a bowl of the green–which was food coloring. I had used a whole little bottle of food coloring mixed in about a cup and a half of water–with the kool-aid I mixed 2 small packets with the same amount of water. Anyhow, when I just soaked the fleece in the colored water, it barely left any color–its the fleece at the top of the photo. After that I tried adding a splash– 1-2 Tablespoons– of cider vinegar to the water and voila!–the colors came out beautiful! The green and yellow are plain food coloring, and the purple, green and blue are from kool aid.
We used the wool to make some simple wool butterflies–little bits of wool wrapped with half a pipe cleaner and then a piece of string to hang them–or help them fly.
We also used some of it for making felted soaps–wrapped the soap first with white wool and then colored wool, dipped it in warm water and rub a dub dubbed.
I bought this really nice Kirk’s coco castille soap from Amazon.com. It was unscented and mild and really foamy. It was lots of good, clean fun.