Make Father’s Day Gifts With Your Kids - Barbeque Apron
Encourage your children, regardless of their age, to make cards and gifts for dad this Father’s Day. It can be a lot of fun and it helps teach them that it’s not how much you spend on dad but how much you care.
For dads who love to grill, this extra special barbecue apron is sure to be a big hit.
What You Will Need:
- 1 canvas or cotton apron
- A variety of fabric paints
- An assortment of paint brushes
- Stamps (homemade or purchased)
- Masking Tape
Time: About 1 hour, plus enough time to let the paint dry (usually overnight is sufficient)
- Prewash the apron and tumble dry.
- Use the masking tape to mark off sections – one for each of your children (and one for you!)
- Depending on the age and skill level of your children, they may want to sketch out their ideas with a pencil (or crayons) and paper beforehand.
- If you have a specific theme in mind (self-portraits, “we love dad,” food, or something else), be sure to talk to your kids about it ahead of time. Ask what they think the theme should be and what they have in mind for their section.
- Once everyone is done painting, remove the masking tape and set the paint into the fabric according to the paint manufacturer’s directions. (For many paints, you will need to allow them to air dry overnight and then iron the backside of the fabric.)