Beach Towel Arts & Crafts Activity - FamilyEducation

Beach Towels

Design and paint your own beach towels with your child -- use beach item shapes, or create your own theme.

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 18-40 months

Duration of activity: 15 minutes


  • Fabric paints in a variety of colors
  • Pie tins (one for each color)
  • Sponges
  • Scissors
  • Large light-colored towel

Here is a chance to let your child show his creativity and create something that he will enjoy using.

  1. Empty each color of fabric paint into a separate pie tin.
  2. Cut the sponges in beach-themed shapes (shells, starfish, fish, or suns).
  3. Show your child how to dip the sponges into the paint and then press onto the towel to create a design.
  4. Let the towel dry completely and follow the fabric paint manufacturer's instructions before using.