“Handelion” Apron

One of the best painting tools and probably the most fun is your hands! Kids will love making this colourful “handelion” apron for Mom on her special day.

Designed by Pattie Donham Wilkinson, courtesy of iLoveToCreate®.


  • Tulip® Soft Fabric Paint – Green Velveteen and Yellow Velveteen
  • Tulip® Dimensional Fabric Paint – Pink Slick
  • Apron
  • Paper Plate
  • Sponges (Craft or Cosmetic)
  • Paintbrush
  • Baby Wipes
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Step 1
Place apron on a flat covered surface.

Step 2
Squeeze out each colour of soft paint onto individual paper plates.

Step 3
Dip sponge into Yellow Velveteen soft paint and apply to child’s hand.

Step 4
Have child spread out fingers and then carefully place hand onto apron and gently press on child’s hand.

Step 5
Slowly remove hand and repeat application process. Place each handprint next to the previous one, creating a circular shape. Refer to photo. Clean hand with baby wipes.

Step 6
Use paintbrush to draw a flower stem by starting at the bottom of the “handelion” and paint a line down to the bottom of the apron.

Step 7
Apply Green Velveteen soft paint to the child’s hand with a sponge and place along the stem of the flower. Repeat as desired.

Step 8
Starting in the centre of the flower squeeze out dimensional paint, moving in a circular motion and moving outward with each rotation.


Iron apron prior to creation to give yourself a flatter surface.