I have recently added a new addition to our playroom (ie. our tiny little living room)- a basket filled with silk and muslin scarves. North has just started to develop an interest in costumes and imaginary play, and I was seriously considering getting him a gorgeous set of rainbow silk scarves for his upcoming second birthday when it dawned on me- there are tons of cheap and colourful scarves at the op shop!! I marched to the closest one and proceeded to buy a variety of colours at around $3 each (they sell for $16-$20 each in most online Steiner/Waldorf stores).
In the past week these scarves have already become-
Earth, water and fire for animals and trucks and planes to walk, swim and fly in.
Streamers that assist in dance parties
Blankets for friends, family, dolls and animals
Hiding places for toys that want to play hide-and-seek
The possibilities are endless and this little boy is absolutely loving them!
Is there anything thrift shops can't provide?