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Kids’ Crafts- How to Make a Child’s Apron DIY Tutorial

I’m bringing you a new tutorial this week for a fun craft project you can make with your kids or grandkids this summer!  This child’s apron features a hand painted pocket on the front and is reversible. We used two different types of fabric paints for the artwork on the pockets- solid matte colors ($1.99 per tube) and a bundle of 11 glitter paints (less than $8.00!) I found on clearance at my local Tuesday Morning.

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Tulip Soft Matte fabric paints- Regular price: $7.99. Tuesday AM price: $1.99 each.

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Sparkle 21 bundle of 11 glitter paint bottles- Regular price: $31.99. Tuesday AM price: $12.99 and an additional 40% off because it was on clearance! Total: $7.79.

These aprons are so easy to whip up any beginner can tackle this project with the help of my step-by-step video tutorial. The apron only requires a few basic sewing and crafting supplies. In this video I share with you the five things I picked up on a recent trip to Tuesday Morning and how I used them to create these fun aprons with my two preschoolers. Some items were priced as low as $0.99!

Remember that their stock is constantly changing because they sell closeout inventory. So, once something is gone, it’s gone for good. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- it’s worth taking a trip there every week or every few weeks to see what they have in stock. Just to give you an idea– I swung by today during a big clearance sale they had and picked up the cutest set of six oven-safe ramekins for less than $2, a few kids puzzles for $1 each and even an ironing board for $6!}

Another bargain I got at Tuesday Morning was a bundle of six ribbon spools for $5.99! A total of 39 yards of ribbon for that price. Jackpot! The kids picked out their ribbon and we used it for the apron ties. Easy peasy!

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6-pack of ribbon spools (39 yards total)- Regular price: $11.99. Tuesday AM price: $5.99

I like to work on projects that my kids and I can create together. As you’ll see in the video my four year old son even helped me with the sewing {scroll down for pics}.  It’s fun to receive gifts but I think they appreciate it more when they can contribute their handiwork and see what went into making it.  In this video you’ll see what parts of the project I let the kids have complete control over and what I did myself. I hope this video will inspire you to get crafty with your littles this summer and give this easy project a try! It is easy… I promise! Just follow my video tutorial and you’ll be fine.

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Jonathan (4 yrs old) ironing his fabric. {Always supervise your children when they are using hot or sharp tools.}

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Jonathan (4 yrs old) sewing on the pocket to his apron front. {Not all children will be able to sew by themselves at this age. If you do choose to teach your child how to use a sewing machine, know your child and only teach them when they are ready. Always supervise them.}

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