All-Abloom Apron

Pick your very favorite colors to make the daisylike blooms on an apron.

What You Need:

All-abloom Apron Turn your handprints into a lovely

  • Newspapers
  • White apron (Find it at kitchen supply stores. A tighter weave takes the print easier.)
  • Cotton fabric or paper scraps
  • Fabric paints (acrylics used with textile medium can be used instead but will leave a harder textured print)
  • 1/2-inch-wide paintbrush


1. Cover a flat work surface with newspapers. Lay the apron top on the newspapers. Use cotton fabric or paper scraps for practice prints.

2. Ask a grown-up to use a 1/2-inch paintbrush to spread paint evenly over your outstretched hand.

3. Have a grown-up help position your hand paint-side down with fingers stretched apart over the apron top. Gently press your hand down onto the fabric. Work quickly so the paint doesn't dry before printing. Let the paint dry.

4. Wash your hands with soapy water. Dry your hands.

5. Use your finger to paint flower petals and small green leaves around the fingertips of your handprints.