Use and toss or use and wash… choices, and cost. My frugal self know, I am a use and wash person. It took me years to use paper plates in the daycare. This is no different. I made these beautiful hand towels to help me save money while following the DCFS mandate, of having individual hand towels for each child. Yes IKEA is an option but, my love for sewing and crafts helped me to make some cute ones.
I purchased a pack of twenty four rags from SamsClub for $12.98 plus tax.
I added some ribbons to the rags …to help with hanging.
They all look the same, so how will the children know whose is whose?
I adorned the rags with different color buttons, which will allow individualized use 🙂
Of the twenty-four rags, I made nine and added the button to them. When they get discolored, I will toss and make more. The ribbons I had from a previous house project so, all I purchased where the rags for $13.00. In my opinion, this is better than purchasing one hand towel for $4.00. And the best part is, I made the project my own which will help the children with color recognition.
Now hang them for the little ones to use.
To help the little ones remember which towel to use, I added a paper chart with their names and color of the rag. They already know how to identify their names as we have their names all over the daycare. This is another way to help them make informed choices, color match and remember things. This method works in a small daycare setting. In the past, we made hand towels with different color ribbons and they all remembered whose is whose. This time I wanted to add buttons.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have fun making some for your little daycare too – Miss Sue.
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