While messy play is more than encouraged for children, sometimes things need to be protected! The last thing we want is their favourite and irreplaceable t-shirt to be ruined.
Parents rejoice, aprons are here to help you ensure messy play doesn’t have too many lasting repercussions, especially when indoors. Let the aprons handle all the splatter and mess, and even look cute while doing so.
From baking to painting and mud kitchens, an apron will take your little one through all their daily fun, making it that little bit cleaner.
Messy play ideas
Let your kids make a mess every once in a while and encourage some messy play with these super fun ideas:
- Slime – what kid doesn’t love slime? Check out our article on how to make your own.
- Mud kitchen – mud kitchens are basically a kid’s idea of paradise.
- Have fun with food – rice, jelly, spaghetti all super fun foods to get messy with.
- Paint – painting is a great way to get creative and messy.
Keep your children protected while they have all the fun and get messy with our round-up of the best aprons for children.
The best children’s aprons
This personalised apron for kids with a fun animal or dinosaur print makes the perfect gift for any child. Customisable with their name and animal of choice, this is perfect for getting messy in the kitchen.
Size: Toddler (2-4Y), Child (5-13Y) and Adult.
Encourage your child's creative side whilst keeping their clothes free from any baking or painting mess with our green-themed Bee Happy apron. A wonderful clash of colours, this apron features a gingham design with yellow and blue ties, and eco-friendly messaging on both its pockets.
Size: One size (measures H27 x W46 cm)
A gorgeous set with an apron and chef’s hat in an organic cotton weave. With a super sweet bear graphic and simple design, any kid will be sure to adore wearing this every time they get messy or get baking.
Size: One size (measures W55 X L56 cm, circumference of chef’s hat 50 cm)
This cartoon apron is made of a premium cotton blend fabric, soft to touch, breathable and comfortable to wear. The apron comes with a useful big pocket in the middle, easy to hold cooking accessories, painting tools or other small gadgets and an adjustable neck strap to fit the body better.
Size: 3-5Y and 6-12Y
Perfect for little ones who love to cook, this apron features a fun rainbow design with contrasting-coloured straps. Crafted from 100% cotton, this apron is easy to wipe clean. This apron is one size fits all and can be fastened with Velcro.
Size: W55 x L48 cm, Neck Loop Length: 65 cm
One for all the Unicorn lovers out there! This children’s apron comes with functional pockets, perfect for holding any cooking accessories or pens. Super easy to clean, simply rinse or use a soapy cloth and you’re ready to go again.
Inspired by the Great British Bake Off and the British love of food, perfect for your budding junior bake off champion! Personalise with your choice of words 'Ellie, TRAINEE CHEF, at the Nolans, Since 2009!' or perhaps ‘Rupert, SOUS CHEF, at Jasmine Cottage, EST 2006' or Lucy, LOVES, making biscuits, and eating them! for example. They can print anything you choose!
Size: 3-6Y and 7-10Y
Whether your little one is baking, cooking, painting or about to embark on any messy activity, an apron is a must! If your child loves Peppa Pig, then choose this one. The PVC-coated cotton apron helps ensure your child stays dry and clean, while the Velcro closure at neck makes it easy to fasten.
Size: 2 years and up (L36 x H46 cm)
A super fun novelty apron and hat set, this offering from Amazon is perfect for any young fans of MasterChef.
Size: L60 X W45 cm