INSIDE: How to make fun and easy graffiti beach towels using fabric spray paints. Summertime craft idea to keep kids busy.
Has summer vacay hit your house yet? Oh, it’s on in full force over here. Just like the start of a new year, I always begin summer vacation with all sorts of Pinterest-induced creative motivation. Two weeks later, I’m pooped and the kids have taken charge of the loony bin that has become my house!
But summer vacation is still its in infancy and the creative energy is flying high. So this mom found a couple white pool-sized towels that we’re ideal for …graffiti?!
Yes, I gave the kids some spray paint cans and let them go to town on these white towels for a very fun summertime (outdoors) activity. Hopefully this hasn’t inspired them to go paint the side of a sitting locomotive…
How to Make Fun Graffiti Beach Towels with the Kids
Even given our insane Arizona sun, my kids could be in the pool all day. In and out all day long. Load after load of pool towels to wash. So let’s just add a few more with this graffiti-inspired kids beach towel craft!
how to make a fun kids swim towel
Depending on the age of your kiddos, you may need to step in and involve yourself.
Trace these shapes onto freezer paper. Cut out as many as you need.
Iron the freezer paper shapes SHINY SIDE DOWN onto the towel.
fun diy beach towel for kids for a cool summer
Now for the fun part!!! Take the towel outside and lay it down on a large drop cloth. (Not exactly too sure what fabric spray paint does to one’s grass!)
Let the kids go nuts spray painting their towel.
Once all done with the crazy spray painting, peel off the freezer paper stencils to reveal the crisp white towel beneath!
kids summer vacation boredom buster diy beach craft
After 72 hours, these towels can be washed and ready for the pool!
Bring on the sun …and the kids home all.summer.long!!
How do you spend your lazy summer vacay days? With or without pint-sized friends?!
Other fun summertime ideas you may like:
- DIY swim t-shirts
- Turn a canvas tote bag into a waterproof beach bag
- Use paper goodie bags to make a patriotic USA banner
- Paint chips from the hardware store into DIY beach art
- $5 outdoor movie blanket from bedsheet