In case you didn’t see it in our Facebook Group, here’s a great video & article to give you some historical background on Shibori. *Here is your downloadable & printable project plan! In Case You Need to Order a Few Supplies: Color Diffusing Paper (remember, coffee filters also work really well!)Color Diffusing Paper CirclesCrayola Washable PaintBlue Liquid Watercolor Yellow Liquid WatercolorMagenta Liquid WatercolorInexpensive Glad Containers to Mix Paint Up In (remember, recycled yogurt containers and wide mouth jars work great!) *Note, we do receive a small commission when you purchase through these affiliate links but it does not increase your price at all, so we hope if you purchase some supplies, you’ll purchase them through the links! Suggested Book: Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki. Here is a read aloud of Suki’s Kimono, read by the author! We love to use books as a way to inspire young learners & set a context for the project. You don’t have to do things our way, but if this technique speaks to you, we’ll suggest books every month. You can order them on Amazon, sometimes they’ll be available in a digital format, get them from the library. Below are links for some templates you can print out and use for paper cutting inspiration (you may have to play around a bit with the size when you print them out since everyone’s settings are a little different): Butterfly TemplateHeart TemplateStar TemplateTurtle TemplateHeart & Bird Template Taking It Further Try using string or rubber bands to tie the paper before you dye it. Use binder clips in different places before you dye the paper, try sewing by hand on the paper before you dye it.While our kid-friendly version doesn’t involve sewing or tying up the paper, but you can experiment with that. You could also take the project further by trying Shabori with fabric. These Japanese Carp Windsocks are another way to take the project further. They are made out of color diffusing paper also.