With a towel and a few trimmings, you and your kids can craft these cool beach and pool cover-ups.
Measure and cut a towel to fit your child, preserving 2 of the hemmed edges (ours were 17 inches long and wide enough to wrap around the kids' waists with 5 inches of overlap).
Fold over each of the cut edges and seal them with fusible bonding web.
For a fastener, use a large yarn needle to make 2 holes (about 1/4 inch apart) near one upper corner. Slip the ends of an 8-inch piece of elastic through the holes, then knot them.
Wrap the cover-up around your child's waist, then sew a large button in place to hold the loop. Finally, use fabric glue to add lace, ribbon, or other decorations.