Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pillowcase Aprons

Dear Girlfriend,
Guess what I made? Last Sunday, our craft in Sunday School was fingerpainting with chocolate pudding. The kids had a blast and no, there was no dripped pudding on their good clothes, because I made aprons out of pillowcases for all of them! I found the idea online, but since that website has disappeared into cyberspace, this 2 part video shows a similar way of making the basic apron also.

You know our room is decorated with Veggie Tales, so I hit several thrift stores in advance looking for pillowcases in the colors of the characters – I found lime green ones, pretty yellow ones with daisies (thot the girls would like those), deep dark purple and a bright red and green plaid which the boys liked best – you know, Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber look swell in those colors!

Since I have 8-10 children, ages 3-6, in our preschool and kindergarten class, I didn’t know how long to make each neckband to go over their heads, so decided to just make ties instead (Update: see the above video about sewing one long tie). The girls didn’t mind lifting their hair to be tied into their aprons and hubby helped the boys with theirs.

While I was looking for the pillowcases, I also found about a 1 ¼ yard of bright yellow Veggie-Tale party material that was just enough material for teacher to have an apron too and I made Mr. Helper his own as well from the leftover bits and pieces from the ten pillowcases. I backed his apron with white fabric and topstitched it down the front. I didn’t whipstitch the ends of the ties, but just tied them in simple knots.

After painting their pictures, pudding goatees around their mouths came next! LOL! Remind me next time to bring spoons. One little boy nearly dipped his whole fist in the pudding cup to get enough to lick off! My sweet hubby came to the rescue with spoons he dug up somewhere and the kids happily sucked their pudding down. They had a rip-snorting good time!

Will write again soon.



  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. I love the apron idea. Happy Mother's Day!

  2. You certainly have been busy. How much fun. I really like Mr Helpers apron...a part of everyones.

  3. You are an amazing woman. You do so much for those kiddos, I hope their parents appreciate all your hard work!

  4. Your pillowcase aprons sound lake a great project. I love the story about haw these aprons were used! Last year I was introduced to a service project that used pillowcases too. Have you heard about "Little Dresses For Africa"?


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