Every little helper needs a custom apron to bake in, so I created this No-Sew Child's Snowman Apron for my niece. The holiday season is here and that means lots of cookie baking. The kiddos love to measure the ingredients, decorate the cookies, taste the dough, and of course, EAT the cookies! Now I can't get her to take it off! The perfect apron for a girl or boy.
How to Make a DIY No-Sew Child's Snowman Apron
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Here's what you need to make a Child's Felt Apron:
- Kunin Classic Felt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Black (1), Orange (1), Red (1), Cadet Blue (1)
- Kunin Classic Felt™ Yardage – White (1 yard)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- 72” length of 2” wide Brown Grosgrain Ribbon
- 24” length of 1” wide White Cotton Twill Tape
- Pencil and Eraser
- Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker, Black
- Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil, White
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Roll of Butcher Paper, White – Dollar Tree
- Painters Tape – Dollar Tree
Here's how to create a Felt Snowman Apron:
To begin the No-Sew Child's Snowman Apron, gather all supplies. I love using felt for craft projects with kids, it is easy to cut and won't fray like other fabrics will, so they can easily help. Have your kiddos pick out their colors to customize each snowman apron. I have used a hot glue gun and glue sticks for this project, but you can also use fabric glue, you will just have to wait for it to dry.
Roll out the white butcher paper on the floor and have your child lie down on top of it. Roughly trace around their body with a pencil. Have them get up and then sketch a large circle/oval over their chest and a circle/oval over the top three-quarters of their legs. Once you are pleased with the shape, cut it out with scissors. Tape the butcher paper snowman pattern onto the Kunin Classic Felt™ White with painter's tape and then cut it out with scissors.
On the butcher paper snowman pattern, draw two eyes, a carrot nose, five to six pieces of coal for the mouth, three buttons, and a scarf with the MONO Twin permanent black marker. Trace the patterns onto additional pieces of butcher paper if necessary. Cut out the paper patterns with scissors.
Trace paper patterns onto Kunin Classic Felt™ Black, Orange, Red, and Cadet Blue. Use the MONO Twin permanent black marker to trace on the lighter-colored felt and the Aquarellable white pencil to trace on the darker-colored felt. Cut out felt shapes with scissors. Fringe a two-inch section at the end of both scarf pieces. Cut two small holes in the center of each button. TIP: Remember to cut INSIDE the traced lines for a neat and clean finished project. The great thing about the features is that the cutting doesn't have to be perfect!
Place the child’s hand on a piece of butcher paper and trace around it to create a mitten shape. Cut out the pattern with scissors. Trace two mittens onto Kunin Classic Felt™ Cadet Blue, and cut them out with scissors. Attach the mittens to a 72″ length of brown grosgrain ribbon with a hot glue gun and glue sticks.
Cut 24” length of white twill tape in half. Have the child hold the snowman to their chest. Measure where the neck strings should be placed. Put the apron on a flat surface and hot glue the neck strings to the back of the snowman’s head. To finish the No-Sew Child's Snowman Apron, cut the 72” piece of brown ribbon in half, these will become the snowman’s twig arms and the apron strings. Tie the neck strings behind your child’s neck and measure where the apron strings should be placed. Put the apron on a flat surface and glue the apron strings to the back of the snowman’s body with a hot glue gun and glue sticks.
Quick and Easy No-Sew Child's Snowman Apron
I hope you will use my No-Sew Child's Snowman Apron as a jumping-off point to showcase your cookie-baking creativity and craft with your children this Holiday Season and Winter! Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
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