Make An Apron For Kids With A Kitchen Towel



“Look, Mom, muddy hands!” This might be a familiar chorus you’ll be hearing as your kids dig into the joys of outdoor activities. Face it, kids and messes go hand in hand when it comes to being creative and having fun. 

  Let’s start with the kitchen, often referred to as “Mess Central” in our house, where everyone, including the dog, likes to hang out. Keep clothes clean while giving your kids a sense of importance with their own kitchen attire — an apron! 





Here’s how to make aprons for your “Jr. Chefs” in three easy steps.

  1. Purchase an inexpensive, colorful kitchen hand towel approximately 15 by 24 inches. You’ll find a variety of styles and colors at kitchen and discount stores. Let your kids choose a pattern or design they like.

  2. Lay the towel flat on a counter, wrong side up. Fold over two corners at the two upper ends of the towel to create the top bib shape. The folded-over portions will look like triangles that are about 5 inches by 5 inches by 7 inches. Sew or use fabric glue to hold the folded portions in place. 

  3. Sew grosgrain ribbon at the newly formed upper corners for the neck strap. Sew on two more lengths of ribbon on both sides of the apron, below the folded triangles. Use them to tie the apron around your child’s waist. If you wish, add decorative items to the fabric, such as buttons, or use fabric paint in squeeze bottles to write words or make designs. Let dry. Place over your child’s head, and she’ll be ready to stir up some fun.

  Hang a special hook at your child’s height on your kitchen door or wall to hang the apron when not in use.

  Tip: This simple-to-make apron is perfect for a birthday party if the kids will be doing a messy craft activity or preparing a pizza or dessert. The party guests can take their aprons home for a special party favor they’ll use over and over again.

(“Mongolia” ceramic cake stand and “Mongolia” kitchen towel at

Share with friends!

You might also like:

Donna's Day

Decorate Easter Eggs With Natural Dyes And Designs

By Donna Erickson | 04/02/2021

Bring back the past by dying your Easter eggs the way it used to be done – with natural items straight from the kitchen and garden.Here’s what you’ll need:–Hard-boiled eggs or blown eggs (see below for how to blow eggs)–Nontoxic, safe food items such as blueberries or red cabbage leaves for blue, walnut shells, tea…

Donna's Day

Make Paper Strip Hearts

By Donna Erickson | 02/03/2021

The heart shape is a traditional and enduring symbol of love when celebrating Valentine’s Day. Why not display a beautiful heart with creativity in your home starting this week with this easy to make eye-catching version using easy to cut paper strips and a stapler? That’s all you need to make memories, while you craft…

Donna's Day

Grow Paperwhites Indoors

By Donna Erickson | 02/03/2021

You don’t need warm weather to enjoy a fun gardening project this month. Grow paperwhites indoors and watch them bloom! Plant several in a variety of small flowerpots or vases you have stashed away from last summer. Enjoy the cheerful white blooms in your home, and share with others on Valentine’s Day. You’ll need:–1 paperwhite…

Donna's Day

Ice Decanters Make Parties Magical

By Donna Erickson | 02/02/2021

Planning an outdoor winter party? On a budget? Fill an easy-to-freeze ice decanter with a fruit bevearage for your next neighborhood party and get ready for the ooh’s and ah’s when friends see the icy wonder. It’s a frozen party asset that won’t break the bank. Easy, fun, magical and guaranteed to be cold! Here’s…

Donna's Day

Grow Green Indoors and Get a Jump on Spring

By Donna Erickson | 02/02/2021

As winter comes to an end, there’s nothing like seeing and smelling fresh, green plants peeking out from the earth. Create that feeling indoors to get a jump on spring with these easy and gratifying “grow green” sprouting activities. Make it super easy by growing wheat berry or rye grass seed in a clear jar…

Donna's Day

Ice Cakes for Winter Birthday Fun

By Donna Erickson | 01/30/2021

Last month during our preholiday, 
subzero cold snap, the daily temperatures in Minnesota were so miserable that not even my most jovial friends could crack a smile through the numbing wind chill. With my husband’s birthday right in the middle of the worst of days, the cold weather inadvertently became the inspiration for an unusual…

Donna's Day

Heart-y Family Living for Valentine’s Day

By Donna Erickson | 01/30/2021

When Valentine’s Day is around the corner, thoughts naturally turn to heart-shaped candies and cards. It’s also an ideal time to nudge one another to take a closer look at how we care for our hearts.Our health care systems encourage us to be mindful about living heart-healthy lives, especially during February, which is American Heart…

Posted in

Donna Erickson


Donna's Day


Sign Up For My Newsletter