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.
Corn Prints Apron craft


  • Cloth apron
  • Corn
  • Wooden dowels, skewers, or chopsticks
  • Fabric paint
  • Trays
  • Paint brushes
  • Masking tape
  • Knife and chopping board

Safety Tips

  • Trim off the pointed end of the wooden skewers.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Corn Prints Apron 1. Prepare your apron. White or any solid-colored cloth apron will do.
Step 2 Corn Prints Apron Ask for an adult's help.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.
Step 3 Corn Prints Apron 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.
Step 4 Corn Prints 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.
Step 5 Corn Prints Apron 5. Shake off any excess/dripping paint before rolling the corn along the fabric. Corn makes very unique and interesting prints!
Step 6 Corn Prints Apron 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.
Step 7 Corn Prints Apron 7. Continue printing on other parts of the apron until you're happy with your design.
Step 8 Corn Prints Apron 8. Once the paint dries, you may remove the masking tape.
Step 9 Corn Prints Apron 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!

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