King of the BBQ Apron
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 7 and up
Dads love to barbecue! Show him how much you appreciate his culinary talents by making him this great king of the BBQ Apron. He will wear it proudly as he flips burgers all summer long!
What you'll need:
- Plain apron
- Gold glitter craft paint (Tulip paint)
- Fabric markers (brown, black and red)
- Lime green 3D fabric paint
- Household sponge
How to make it:
- Wash and dry apron to remove sizing, a material used in new clothing to make it crisp, and do not use fabric softener.
- Lay apron out on flat surface. Iron out creases if necessary.
- Place cardboard underneath apron to keep paint from seeping through onto work surface.
- Using scissors, cut a triangle and square out of a household sponge.
- Saturate sponge pieces with water and wring out as much excess water as possible.
- Squeeze out some gold fabric paint onto a paper plate.
- Dip the triangular sponge into the paint, then press paint onto the apron. Use the photo as a guide for placement.
- Repeat this process to create three triangles next to each other for the points of the crown.
- Using this same method with the square shaped sponge, create the band of the crown below the points.
- Using a black fabric marker, write the word “KING” in capital letters at the top of the apron, above the crown. Outline the black letters with the brown fabric marker.
- Below the crown, write the words “of the” in brown fabric marker.
- Below that, use the red fabric marker to write “BBQ” in large capital letters.
- Once all the writing is finished, use the gold glitter fabric paint tube to outline the crown.
- Add a gold dot to the top of each triangle and a few green dots below that. Decorate the band of the crown with gold dots as well.
- Allow the apron to dry completely, at least overnight.
- When sponging on the crown, be sure to pick up enough paint to cover the surface of the sponge that will touch the fabric.
- Aprons are available at most discount department stores, but they can also be purchased at craft supply stores.
- Fabric markers are available at craft supply stores. These are very handy when writing on fabric. They are also large and easy for children to manipulate.