Monday, February 18, 2013

Montessori Monday: The Apron

As an amateur Montessorian, I have found the child's apron to be an essential item in our home.  Elijah is an expert mess-maker, be it while cooking or just, well, doing pretty much anything.  My mom lovingly made this apron using the Montessori Child's Apron pattern by Meg McElwee.  According to Mamo, it was a great pattern, and I love, love the finished product.

Aside from its extreme cuteness, the best feature of the apron is the built in self sufficiency.  With an elastic neckband and wrap-around waist strap,  Elijah can take it off by himself, and I imagine will soon be able to put it on without help, too.

The glorious tactile experience pictured above was brought about using the "cloud dough" recipe by TinkerLab.  Yes, it was crazy-messy, but that's what the Dust Buster is for, right?

Today I am linking up with LivingMontessoriNow for Montessori Monday.


  1. Great activity, and I love the apron! Your photos are wonderful, too! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: