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Apple Stamped Apron
Designed by Kristin Ball

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Main supplies:

  • Elmer’s® 3D™ Washable Paint Pens
  • White t-shirt
  • Apple or other fruits or vegetables
  • Compressed sponge
  • Wedge make-up sponge
  • Ribbon – 1” wide – 36” of color to match

Basic Supplies:

  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Foil
  • Pencil
  • Paper towels

Leaf Pattern (PDF)


  1. Use scissors to cut across the t-shirt just under the sleeves.  The lower section will be used.  The apron will be double thickness.
  2. Place on a work surface.  Fold over the cut edge about 1 ½” inches. Secure with tape.  Use scissors to snip along the fold line about ½” deep creating a slit for the  ribbon.  Cut snips about 1” apart along the entire folded edge.
  3. Have an adult cut an apple down the center.  Place the cut side on paper towel and let set for about 10 minutes to absorb any moisture.
  4. Squeeze Red 3D paint along the cut edge and around the  inside seed area.  Immediately press in place on the apron.  Print three more images along the bottom edge of the apron referring to the photo for placement and applying paint for each stamping.  Let dry.
  5. Use a pencil to trace the leaf and stem shape on compressed sponge then cut out. Pop-up sponge in water then wring dry with paper towels. 
  6. Squeeze Green 3D paint on foil.  Pinch a side of the stem and tap in paint making sure the entire surface has an even coating of paint.  Press in place where shown above the apple then lightly press with fingers.  Continue with the remainder of stems tapping in paint for each stamping.   Repeat step with the leaf shape referring to the photo for placement.
  7. Squeeze a thin line of Yellow in center of seed area.  Squeeze three dots of Red on either side to create seeds. 
  8. Squeeze Yellow dots randomly on remainder of apron.  Let paint dry.
  9. To create the waistband of apron, weave ribbon in slits then slightly gather. 
  10. See what other fruits and vegetables look like when cut in half.  These can be stamped on a towels or pot holders to match if desired. 
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