Corn Prints Apron
|Use corn to decorate an apron with beautiful colored prints. This corn-printed apron is a terrific gift for mom on Mother's day and a great craft to make for Thanksgiving.|
- Trim off the pointed end of the wooden skewers.
- Watch out for this sign . It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
|1.||Prepare your apron. White or any solid-colored cloth apron will do.|
|2.||Cut corn into 2-inch thick cross sections for accenting the hems, edges and other smaller details. Cut corn into halves if you intend to make corn prints on large areas of fabric.
Skewer each corn through a wooden dowel, skewer, or chopstick. Position it in the middle of the dowel.
|3.||Before you start painting or printing, cover your work area with a mat or with newspapers. Remember to wear a smock or old clothes when using fabric paint.
Unless you plan to print on the entire apron, it is useful to put masking tape along the borders of the areas where you will be printing on the apron.
|4.||There are two ways on which to transfer paint from your palette/ tray to the corn:
a.) As shown in the photo, paint directly on the entire surface of the corn.
b.) Hold the corn by its dowel handle and roll it back and forth onto a tray of fabric paint so that the entire surface of the corn picks up paint.
|5.||Shake off any excess/dripping paint before rolling the corn along the fabric. Corn makes very unique and interesting prints!|
|6.||You may designate a corn for each color of fabric paint or wipe the corn with a paper towel each time you change colors. Also remember to print within the borders marked by the masking tape.|
|7.||Continue printing on other parts of the apron until you're happy with your design.|
|8.||Once the paint dries, you may remove the masking tape.|
|9.||You've just transformed a plain apron into a groovy kitchen get-up! Why don't you make one for yourself and one for your mom? It's fun, try it!|
|Make an easy paper corn craft that is decorated with both corn cob prints and corn husk prints.|
|Discover the unique prints that can be made with other fruits and vegetables. Visit our Fruit and Vegetable Prints craft.|