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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth S

DIY Kids Summer Beach towels

We had a kids workshop today at the store. Originally we had planned to be outside which works best. Tip if you do this inside do it on top of cardboard it will soak up the extra paint and you will have less bleads on the letters.

Things you will need.

- a 100% cotton towel, white (Kohl's works great when they are on sale) the fluffier the better.

-acrylic paint various colors (roughly 1oz of paint is needed per color)

-spray bottles

-Masking or Painters tape (or you can cut it on your cricut or other machine)

It's really pretty simple.

Step 1: Put a name on the towel. Either with tape or cut it out on vinyl. We have even used contact paper in our cricut in a pinch.

Step 2: Put1 oz of acrylic paint in a spray bottle and mix with warm water. Give it a good shake. We used spray bottles from Dollar Tree.

Step 3: Spray. Play around with the different settings on the nozzle of the spray bottle. We have found that misting works best, but you can get different patterns and designs. Once you are happy with your coverage take an extra paper towel and wipe any excess paint off the material that you used for the name. This will help with not having drips of color where you might not want it.

Step 4: Let it dry for 24 hours. Then you can wash and dry it (alone) to set the color.

I love these. I want to make patterns on them, or maybe your softball number or a monogram. Hope you have as much fun as we did.

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