Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quick Kids Cupcake Apron

I'm working on some of the party favors for Maressa's 3rd bday, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake Party.  I guess it's turning into more 'cupcake' than 'cat' part.  ;)  Anyway, these simple and quick aprons would make fun Valentine's Day or party favors or gifts.

All you need to make your own is a kid's sized blank apron from the hobby store (Walmart may have them too), acrylic paint, paint brushes and a cupcake stamp.

First you start with a cupcake stamp.  Don't have one?  Neither did I, so I made one with supplies I had around the house.  You need a foam sheet and wood block.  I drew a cupcake shape onto the yellow foam sheet.  Once satisfied with my shape, I cut it out with scissors.

Now use craft glue to glue the cupcake to the block.

After testing my stamp a few times, I decided I wanted a separate top and bottom to the cupcake.  So I took drew a line in between how I wanted it to look.  Then I took a sharp cutting blade and cut along the line.  Then I cut just a tiny bit beside the 1st cut and pulled out the extra foam.  Then I used a paint brush to generously paint the cupcake stamp.

Press firmly down.  If you are like me and not quite sure what colors you want and want to play around with the overall design use some scrap fabrics to practice on.  When you pull your stamp up, there may be places without paint.  Not a problem.  Use a paint brush to carefully fill them in.

Also.  Be sure to place your apron on newspaper,cardboard, throw away table cloth or something else that is ok to get the paint on.  It might seep through a bit.  I keep a flannel back table cloth that I use for covering my table when painting. :)

Now if you want to add sprinkles, I just used a thin bristle paint brush to paint on a few once cupcake was dry.  I also used a small heart foam stamp for the red heart on top.

And voila!  Cupcake apron for all your miniature bakers!


Christy Killoran said...

I love your cupcake theme. This apron is so cute.

djjdjdjdjd said...

very cute...i may have "borrow" some ideas;o)

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Nicola said...

Thanks for this simple but effective idea. I want to make some aprons for my daughter's cupcake party and your idea is winning hands down for ease of production whilst being cute too. Thanks for sharing x


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