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Apron for small kid - not girly

MelMM Dec 18, 2012 12:36 PM

I'd like to give some nice aprons to my great-niece and great-nephew. Both like to help their grandma around the kitchen. The thing is, I need to find a nice one for the boy that is not obviously for a girl. So I'm seeking recommendations for a quality apron, sized for a 3 year old, with a unisex look, from a reliable online seller. Surely a fellow chowhound will have a recommendation!

  1. PattiCakes Dec 26, 2012 11:49 AM


    search for "child's apron", then narrow to "handmade".

    1. free sample addict aka Tracy L Dec 25, 2012 08:13 PM

      If basic white is your thing:


      1. splatgirl Dec 19, 2012 04:41 AM


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          MelMM Dec 18, 2012 02:40 PM

          Hobbert and FoodieX2, the WS aprons were perfect. Found his favorite color (yellow) with his favorite NFL team logo on it (Packers). I never imagined I would find something like this sized for a kid.

          Thanks so much!!!

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          1. re: MelMM
            foodieX2 Dec 18, 2012 04:20 PM

            this is when we need a "like" button!

            What a "great" aunt you are, lol!

            1. re: MelMM
              Hobbert Dec 19, 2012 05:22 AM

              Glad we could help!

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              foodieX2 Dec 18, 2012 12:56 PM

              Second WS and their sister store PBK.

              1. sunshine842 Dec 18, 2012 12:47 PM

                I've probably bought a dozen of these over the years -- the last one for my own kiddo in a dark-blue denim:


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                1. re: sunshine842
                  meatn3 Dec 18, 2012 05:43 PM

                  I've been happy with the price and selection at Michaels.
                  It is easy to customize the plain aprons too!

                  I was catering a smallish 50th anniversary reception several years ago. They asked if their grand-daughter (9) could assist the day of since she was excited and loved working with food. I had met her and said it would be fine.

                  I picked up an apron at Michael's and had the date and a heart embroidered on it. She was so proud of having her own apron for the day! She was a hard worker too!

                  1. re: meatn3
                    sunshine842 Dec 18, 2012 10:45 PM

                    I decorated every one of the aprons I bought over the years -- names, special "things" that they liked. Quick little project, and most of the kids still have their aprons, even though they can't wear them any more.

                    1. re: sunshine842
                      meatn3 Dec 18, 2012 11:12 PM

                      We always decorated the aprons in the kid's cooking classes I used to teach. It was a hit! Having their own apron and cookbook (we made those too) seemed to make them feel quite professional!

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                  Hobbert Dec 18, 2012 12:41 PM

                  Williams-Sonoma has a huge selection of children's aprons- plain, personalized, NFL teams, all sorts of fabrics.

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                  1. re: Hobbert
                    boogiebaby Dec 25, 2012 11:46 AM


                    I got my son a black kid's Star Wars apron there last year, which he loved.

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