Paper Apron Craft

How to Make an Apron Using Paper

Young girl making paper apron
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Make yourself a paper apron just like the kind a real chef wears.

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 20 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • Paper Grocery Bags or Butcher Paper
  • String or Yarn
  • Cellophane Tape
  • Crayons, Markers, or Paint
  • Scissors
  • Hole Puncher


To make a paper apron, start out by cutting an apron shape out of a paper grocery bag or butcher paper. You will want to make it big enough for the lower part to wrap around your waist at least 2/3rds of the way. The top section should just cover your chest.

Draw four small dots on the corners of the apron as shown by the black dots in the picture here. For added strength, put a piece of tape over the dots you drew on both sides of the paper. Use a hole puncher to punch a hole where each dot is.

Cut four pieces of string that are long enough to tie around your neck and around your waist. Tie one end of each piece of string to each of the holes you punched. Personalize your apron using crayons, markers or paint and then wear it with pride!