Kid's Chick Apron: Easter Craft
Create a chic chick ensemble for Easter.
- A big piece of pink or yellow felt, fleece or cotton jersey:Pick it up from a roll at JoAnn or your local fabric store.
- A contrasting color felt or fabric:For accents such as pockets and a beak. A small pack of multicolored felt will work perfectly.
- A small piece of light green felt
- Light green or orange ribbon:Enough to create a tie for around the waist and a loop around the neck.
- Needle and appropriate colored thread
- Embellishments:Like buttons, googly eyes, sequins and feathers.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks:Look for fabric glue sticks at your local craft store or online, so the apron can go in the wash after it serves its purpose. And remember, kids and hot glue don't mix, so make sure you do all the gluing!
- Measuring tape
- Measure your child from the nape of the neck to mid-thigh.
- Use the measurements to trace a pattern of a large egg shape onto a piece of yellow or pink felt or thick cotton fabric.
- Help your kid cut it out.
- Then help her cut a piece of felt for a beak.
- Lay the base down and have your kid unleash her inner fashion designer. Have her add googly eyes or buttons for eyes, place the beak just so and add feathers and sequins galore. Either sew or hot glue them in place for younger kids. Teach older kids how to use a needle and thread to attach the embellishments like buttons.
- Then hold the apron up to your kid and measure three lengths of ribbon. One to go around the neck and two for ties on either side. Mark with a pen.
- Help your kid cut the ribbon.
- Sew or hot glue the neck piece at the top of the apron, to make a loop. Attach the waist ties on either side, so they can tie in the back.
- Suit up your little chickadee and let her peck her way through Easter without worrying about her getting "droppings" on her clothes!