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Old 08-22-2011, 05:32 AM
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Default Smocks/Art Aprons?

Honestly, for the past year I've never used them . My kids were 3-5 and generally careful with paints, and we use washable paints. Now I have two 2 year olds who are lightly more into the paint.

What type of apron/smock do you recommend? Discount school supply.com is having a sale and I'm looking to them. Long sleeve or short? Material? Thanks and happy Monday!
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:36 AM
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We've had many different kids but these ones seem to hold up the best. http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/1892/937/...cts/29272b.jpg The ones with the thinner straps get ripped easily.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:41 AM
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I have melissa and doug aprons, they wash really good. Some people use old shirts and turn them backwards.
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:59 AM
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I made mine. Basically I just sewed up some simple aprons. If they had sleeves they'd probably be better, but they at least keep the paint off their main areas, the chest and torso.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:01 AM
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Being at home, I just let the littles take their shirts off if it's a messy project.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:58 AM
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Ikea has very cute ones and reasonably priced.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:07 AM
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Any dollar store sells black long sleeved t-shirts in size 3-T and up that should work quite well over their clothing.

Grab a few of the black sweats pants, too, and you are set for a messy day without having a client to EVER ask you to pay for some article of clothing that gets lost or ruined...
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:57 AM
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I just use plain white t-shirts. They are actually ones that my son wore but outgrew when he was going through a white undershirt phase. They are easy on/easy off and wash well.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:02 AM
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I use mens t-shirts that I get from the local thrift store. They cover them head to toes.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:18 AM
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Toys R Us, Crayola brand. $3.99 here. Works great, still have them after a year.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:21 AM
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I use the IKEA ones too - LOVE THEM!
I think they're actually bibs - they sell them in the same aisle.

They're long sleeve with ribbing at the wrist - velcro back closure - made of super lightweight nylon - but nothing seeps through. Best of all, they're about $2/each, and I'm still on my first set that I bought about 4 years ago
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I bought several short sleeve button down shirts that I put backwards on the children and just throw in the wash when they're dirty. I bought sizes a little larger than my group of 3-4 year olds. I LOVE them! I attached a bit of velcro at the top of them, so I can quickly velcro them instead of buttoning them. Obviously, these will protect their clothes from paint, but not from a water table or anything like that. They were only $1-2 each.
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When my kids get rid of their old t-shirts, the ok looking ones become paint shirts. I have never bought paint shirts!
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