Mom and Me Thanksgiving Aprons

Mom and Me Thanksgiving Aprons

What better way for a youngster to spend Thanksgiving but in the kitchen helping Mom? The matching aprons are a snap with fabric paint and kids will love being able to help mom cook for the big day.  Give kids a special job, like washing green beans or mashing potatoes, to give them good cooking skills and encourage them to eat food they may not have tried eating otherwise.

Mom and Me Thanksgiving Aprons

Materials:

  • SoSoft Dimensional Writers in Cadmium Yellow, Festive Red, and Black
  • SoSoft Fabric Acrylics in Burnt Sienna
  • Foam plate
  • Small round brush
  • Paper towels
  • Water
  • 3/8" and 3/4" round foam pouncer brushes
  • Natural canvas aprons, Loew-Cornell "Totally You" (APGN-3636, adult; KDAPN-3636)

 

Instructions:
Cover work surface with newspaper. Lay aprons flat on surface. Have wet paper towels and soap ready to clean hands at sink.

  1. Squeeze and spread Burnt Sienna onto foam plate. With fingers spread slightly, press hand flat into paint and then press hand flat onto apron bib area. If more solid handprint is needed, use small brush to lightly fill in hand shape.
     
  2. Use 3/4" pouncer brush dipped in Burnt Sienna to stamp random dots over apron surface and around handprint. Repeat with Cadmium Yellow and Festive Red Writers. Allow to dry.
     
  3. Use Cadmium Yellow to create small triangle for beak shape on turkey head; paint lines for legs and feet. Use Festive Red to paint small heart-shaped waddle under turkey head and to paint words below turkey.
     
  4. Use Black Writer to paint dot eye on turkey and curved line for wing shape.
     
  5. For child's apron, repeat same instructions as above, but assist with stamping handprint and use smaller pouncer brush when stamping dots on apron.

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