How To Make Easy and Fun Paper Towel Art

How To Make Easy and Fun Paper Towel Art

papertowel art

The kids are back in school for us as of yesterday! We are getting back in the school groove and it’s back to a full time work schedule for me. My youngest’s teacher sent a letter home yesterday that I thought was kind of fun. She wanted all students to submit a class project idea. It could be an art project, math problem, history topic, etc. Being that I love all things arts and crafts, I thought it would be fun to submit an art project. I also know how much money the teacher has to put in for school supplies herself, so I wanted to pick something that was easy on the wallet. So I found a paper towel art project that is easy, fun, and cheap. I thought I would share it with you guys since we wanted to try it out and make sure it worked first. Let’s check it out!

Here is how to make some easy and fun paper towel art projects:


You Will Need:

  • Paper towels! (I would choose the select a size kind so you can choose the size of your project!)
  • Markers (for school kids I would recommend washable markers. I used sharpies because that’s what I had on hand)
  • Copy paper
  • Spray bottle of water
  • Something to cover your work area. I used a pan.

Steps for making my fun paper towel art project:

paper towel craft

First, it’s time to get designing! You can get as wild and crazy as you want with your design. A note- the more detailed your design the more it will bleed when water is applied. The bolder the colors the better they will transfer as well. You can cover your entire page or you can leave breaks. It looks awesome either way!

paper carfting

Step 2: Lay a piece of copy paper down on your work area. Place your paper towel color side down on top of it. Using your spray bottle, fully saturate your paper towel. Make sure all of your paper towel is covered in water.

paper towel crafts

Step 3: Lay another paper towel on top of your design and press firmly. Slowly lift your paper towels off of your paper and you will see that you design has transferred on the clean paper towel AND on your paper! How cool is that?


Let your design dry out in the sun for a few hours and you have a fun piece of artwork that was cheap and easy to make. It looks really awesome in the sun too! Enjoy!

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