My kids have logged many sessions arranging and rearranging washcloths and hand-towels. We have parked cars on washcloths, laid dolls down on them, lined them up, made them into a circle time and more.
We had a pack of white ones from Target that were the favorites for a long time, but the way they showed the dirt when we actually used them to wipe dirty faces started to gross me out.
Regular adult washcloths, like these 12 x 12 guys, are the most satisfying.
I bought these bright rainbow ones on Amazon, which are fun for a preschooler who has opinions about colors, but a little hard to make them lay flat. I suppose it’s because they are the type that are designed for infants, lightweight and smaller in size.
Playing with washcloths is a surefire way to reveal anyone’s inner OCD. But smoothing them out and making the corners perfect is half the fun, if you’re two. Or half the frustration if your motor skills are not finely honed.
A fresh pack of 24 white washcloths just might be your new best friend. Present them to your toddler as a neatly folded stack, because you know that is what makes it most appealing to unpack and spread out all over the living room.