My son Walter attended a birthday party this past weekend for one of his friends turning six.
I had no idea what this particular six year old boy might like, so I asked his mom. Among other things listed, she said he liked Super Mario.
Perhaps because That Guy has been offering cooking classes for kids (as well as teens and adults) from our home for the past three months, when I heard "Super Mario" my mind immediately flew to delicious Italian foods.
So I decided to marry the two ideas and make a Super Mario inspired kids apron and cooking set!
Fortunately a child's apron does not require much fabric at all. I was able to pull the red and blue fabrics from my stash along with big yellow buttons. Two packages of black biased tape cost about $4 after my fabric store discount.
First I quickly measured and sewed together the blue and red fabrics. Press your seam open.
I used a cotton broadcloth for this project which comes folded in half on the bolt. I used half of the unfolded width for the width of the apron.
|Blue and red fabrics sewn together and pressed|
with seam open
|Apron shape drawn on the fold.|
|Apron front and back cut|
|Straps pinned down|
|Big yellow buttons on|
That Guy's cooking classes require that we have certain cooking related supplies on hand. Like chef hats and new wooden spoons and child sized rolling pins. I added a pizza cutter and a mixing bowl that I got at the dollar store for $2 each. Gift total now $8.
I also decided to really send home the Super Mario theme by carefully drawing the logo onto the chef hat with a red marker. I think it's totally adorable, and the birthday boy loved it!