We're experiencing another wave of severe thunderstorms in the midst of extreme heat here in DC. I found myself turning to indoor activities we usually do in the wintertime to entertain the kids. The best kind of craft is one that is simple, doesn't require special tools, and that isn't only good to look at but is functional in some way. Then we saw Benita's dishy dishcloths over at Chez Larrson and had an ah-ha moment.
Benita took her stash of plain white cellulose discloths, gathered some fabric paint and markers, and let her imagination run. We love this project idea for young children. Treat each dishcloth like a mini-canvas and let them decorate each one as they wish. Follow the instructions that come with your fabric paint or markers; some require a warm iron to set before use. At the end of a rainy afternoon, you'll have a stack of beautifully decorated dishcloths to use in the kitchen. It's a great way to make cleaning up in the kitchen more fun. To see more terrific photos of dishcloths Benita and her son created, check out her Chez Larsson. (Images: Chez Larrson)