I wanted to have an activity to occupy the ten preschoolers at Ada's party and thought these aprons would be fun for them to assemble, practical to wear while decorating their cakes, and something they could take home and use as smocks for art projects or helping in the kitchen.
I bought a set of twelve white canvas aprons here for around $20. I made templates by tracing shapes onto cardstock-weight paper. Nothing fancy here to aid in the tracing - kitchen bowls, a ruler, and a quarter were my main tools. Then I traced eleven of each shape onto the felt colors I wanted to use and cut them out. I stamped the irises onto the owl eyes using a round stencil brush and craft paint.
I put sets of shapes into baggies and when the kids got here they each got a baggie and an apron and the other moms and I helped them glue the shapes to their aprons using Fabri-Tac permanent adhesive.
The kids looked adorable running around in their winter owl aprons. Ellie put hers to use immediately as a bib while she sampled all the fruit.
And speaking of my baby, well, she's not much of a baby anymore - as of 1:50 this morning Ellie is two years old. I loved celebrating with my two December birthday girls this past weekend. Sometimes I swear my chest actually hurts a little I love them so much.