“Little Helper” Kitchen Apron and Stool

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 My 3-year-old son loves helping in the kitchen, and I love having him help!  It's a great way for him to learn to serve others and have responsibilities, and teaches him about textures, smells, measuring, and lots of great fine-motor skills!

Yesterday I showed you how I made him this super easy DIY apron from a T-shirt:
DIY Apron from a T-shirt

And today I'm going to show you how I used Folk Art Multi Surface Paint and Handmade Charlotte Stencils to add the adorable designs to the apron, and also painted his kitchen stool to match!  I love these paints because they are great for many surfaces, and are dish-washer and machine-washable!

"Little Helper" Kitchen Apron and Stool

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To paint the apron, I used Handmade Charlotte StencilsFolk Art Multi Surface Paint, stencil tape, and Plaid sponge stencil brushes.


I taped the stencil in place and dipped the stencil brush in a little paint and started dabbing it on.


I was a little afraid that the paint might ooze under the stencil and make the edges of the letters wavy, but I didn't have that problem at all!  I was careful to not over-load the brushes with paint and I dabbed any excess paint on the paper plate I was using.


I loved the kitchen stencils so much that I decided to paint them on his kitchen stool also.  Just like with the apron, I taped on the stencil and  dabbed on the paint.


I had recently re-finished this stool to look distressed so I wanted the stencils to look distressed too.  I used a paper towel to dab off some of the paint so the designs would look faded.


Well I just love the way the apron and stool turned out!  My son loves wearing the apron and standing on the stool while helping me in the kitchen!


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  1. […] And now you can see how I added the cute designs on the apron using Folk Art Multi Surface Paint and Handmade Charlotte Stencils, and also painted his kitchen stool to match! […]

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