Dad's Backyard Barbecue Aprons
Fabric paint and string
stamps made from small square boxes are used to decorate an apron dad will
be wearing all summer as he mans the backyard barbeque. We use Small Square
Boxes ( should be about 1½ - 2 inches square ) to construct the stamps because the
shape of the boxes makes it easy for little hands to grasp and stamp.
WHAT YOU NEED
1 white or off white apron (any style will do)
2 empty small square boxes
1/4 inch thick twine (approximately 1 foot per stamp)
Craft glue gun
HOW TO DO ITWith a pencil spell out "Dad" across the chest of the apron (or any place on the apron you choose) in large block letters.
To make the string stamps, glue 12 inch pieces of twine in different patterns to the bottoms of 2 empty small square boxes. Let dry.
Pour a generous amount of paint onto paper plates. One color per plate.
Using the paintbrush, paint in the block letters that spell out "Dad".
Dip the box into the paint and be sure that the twine is completely covered. Press the stamp onto the apron.
Repeat several times, with a multiple of colors to create your design. Allow it to dry for several hours.
Let Dad try it on and get cookin'!
To keep your colors true, it is best to dip each stamp into a single color of paint.
FOLLOW UP FUNMake personalized aprons for the whole family. Then, plan a family cook-off where everyone gets involved. For example: Choose the menu and let each family member contribute in a some way. It can be an informal barbeque headed by Dad or a more formal meal in the dining room.
Install apron hooks for everyone in the kitchen so that the aprons will always be handy.
All activities should be parent supervised. Parents, please make sure that the tools and items needed for a project are appropriate for your child.
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