Cooking + Kids = Educational, Fun, and a Bit Messy
My good friend (SuperMama to 3 sweet kiddos under the age of 6) was so astounded with my amazing help with her tutu dilemma (yes, I'm chuckling to myself as I type that), that she fired back another request.
Do you know of a site which will give me simple instructions for cute kid's aprons that won't embarrass my son? They all have a night cooking in the kitchen and think they should have an apron for the work.First off, I think those kids are completely correct. Cooking is an important job and dressing the part makes it so much more fun! Plus, I'm thinking if they look anything like me when they're done getting a meal together, they're going to need to that apron to keep the duds from getting trashed in the process. (Yes, I may or may not change my shirt 5 times a day for accidents that are not always attributable to my children.)
Because I'm not sure how much time, effort, or moo-lah she is desiring to put into this project, I'm including several links so she has some choices. Variety is the spice of life, right? (Isn't that a quote? I think?) Anyway . . . MOVING RIGHT ALONG:
- Sew Liberated has a free tutorial posted right on the sidebar for a Montessori Child's Apron that you can view/print right here. It is utterly adorable and now that I'm looking at it, is probably something I'll make at some point for my own little guy when he gets a bit older.
- Got a dishtowel? You could use that as a jumping off point for this apron tutorial posted at Made By Petchy.
- 2 Cloth Napkins + Ribbon = this simple apron tutorial from CraftStylish.
- Old bandana lying around? Martha Stewart says Make it into an Apron!
- Unloved sweater? Don't toss it out! Using this tutorial you, too, could make it into . . you guessed it: an apron.
- Creative little guy? Check out this method of iron-on transfer with fabric crayons and after you make up an apron, let him decorate it!
- Got an hour to spare? You're gonna need it, because if you don't like these suggestions I've pointed out, there is a collection of 44 Free Apron Tutorials posted over on TipNut. Peruse at your own risk! This list will keep you busy for quite awhile.
- Oh, and just in case Mommy wants to whip up a little something special for herself to use in the kitchen, I just had to pass along this Full Apron Tutorial that was posted just today on Sugar Bee.
Do you have a question for the link-a-holic? I probably have filed an answer away somewhere. Send your crafty/sewing queries to skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com or just leave me a comment and I'll see what kind of answers I can dig up for you!