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You might love baking with your kids, but you probably don't love tidying up afterwards quite so much.
We've created this list of the 12 best kids' aprons so you can choose the ideal apron to inspire your child, and keep them nice and clean! Whatever age or style you're looking for, you will find the best kids' apron for you in this list.
Kidadl's Top Pick
All the aprons on this list are worth a look, but if you're short on time this is our top pick of the best kids' apron based on style, price and great extra features.
1. Anpole Kids' Baking Set
This sweet little polka dot apron comes as part of a fantastic baking set, with everything you need to get your trainee cooks ready to start home cooking. Complete with oven mitt, chef hat, rolling pin, cookie moulds and more, this is a really high quality apron set at a great price. You can choose between a pink or blue colour theme and the adjustable apron will fit for a good few years, although it may be a little on the small size for those at the top of the age range.
- Age: 2-10
- Price: £12.99
Best For Large Families
2. 8 Pieces Kids' Apron And Chef Hat Set
Available in various colours and in either small or medium size, this good quality poly-cotton children's apron and hat set comes in a pack of four. Ideal for siblings, both the apron and hat are adjustable to ensure they will fit a range of ages well. Two pockets in the front are great for holding utensils and this kids' white apron set can be easily decorated with patches or markers to individualise them. For an apron and hat set, you can't go too wrong with this one.
- Age: 2-13
- Price: £18.99
Best For Children's Parties
3. Super Z Outlet Children's Artist Fabric Aprons
This pack of 12 aprons is ideal for bigger families or children's parties and can be used for painting, crafting or baking. They are not intended for long term use but can be reused multiple times and can even have iron-on patches applied if you want to use them for celebrating a special occasion. The aprons are small, but should fit children of up to seven years old comfortably.
- Age: 3+
- Price: £30.66
Best For Under 5s
4. Paint And Play Today Toddler Waterproof Play Apron
Your toddler might be keen to help out in the kitchen, but they're unlikely to be the tidiest of sous chefs. This waterproof smock apron is the perfect solution, with half length sleeves and elasticated cuffs to totally protect clothes from stains and splashes. A velcro fastening on the back makes this apron easy to take on and off and it's wipe clean too, for minimal fuss. It also comes in bigger sizes for older age ranges.
- Age: 2-4
- Price: £3.49
Best For Older Children
5. KNG Kids' Apron
This kids' apron set comes with two aprons and is available in both a small and a medium size for bigger children, as well as a range of colours. The spun polyester means this is breathable but stain resistant and easy to care for. Although the neck strap is sewn rather than adjustable so it can sit a little low, it can be easily pinned to improve the fit. Generous ties on each side mean this kids' cooking apron will be a good fit time after time.
- Age: 4+
- Price: £24.30
Best For Getting Messy In Style
6. Jennice House Kids' Cotton Apron
With five adorable animal prints to choose from, this cute kids' kitchen apron is the height of cool. Made from cotton, this apron is durable and machine washable, making it easy to clean. The adjustable neck strap and tie waist means it will still fit well as your child grows bigger, and these aprons are available in two sizes for different age ranges. A front pocket is ideal for holding small kitchen utensils, leaving their hands free to get baking!
- Age: 3-5 and 6-12
- Price: £9.99
Best For A Cute Pattern
7. Cath Kidston Oyster Shell Kids' Apron
Made from Shiny Coated Cotton Canvas, this oilcloth apron can't be machine washed but simply wipes clean, so cleaning up your star chef in the kitchen couldn't be easier. The velcro fastening and two front pockets make it easy to wear and practical, while the cool skateboard dinosaur print means it is sure to be a hit with the kids. This one is only available in a smaller size so it won't work for older kids, but for those kids taking their first steps in the kitchen this is a great bet.
- Age: 3-5
- Price: £10
Best For Wipe Clean
8. Dunelm Ulster Weavers Little Weavers Menagerie Kids PVC Apron
This adorable kids apron is part of the Menagerie collection from Ulster Weavers and comes in a vibrant exotic animal print. Co-ordinating items, including oven mitts and a kids' lunch bag are also available. The PVC coating means that any mess can easily be wiped clean, and the medium size and adjustable straps makes it usable for a bigger age range.
- Age: 4-10
- Price: £10
Best For A Personal Touch
9. The Alphabet Gift Shop Kids' Personalised Embroidered Apron
These lovely personalised aprons are an ideal present for any budding cook. Available in navy or pink, they are embroidered with either a star or a flower and your child's name, followed by the words 'is cooking'. Made from a hard wearing cotton twill fabric, they are available in two different sizes so they fit a wider age range.
- Age: 3-6 and 7-10
- Price: £16.99
Best For Matching With Mum And Dad
10. Murtagh Edwards Mummy & Me Matching Aprons
If you and your kids form a dream team in the kitchen, these lovely matching aprons are the perfect uniform. Intended for mums and their little girl, the blue polka dots are really gender neutral and could just as easily be used by dads and sons. The wipe clean surface is easy to clean, making these an ideal apron set for both adults and children to start home cooking.
- Age: 3-6
- Price: £15.95
Best For Budding Artists
11. KUUQA Waterproof Play Apron With Three Roomy Pockets
Of course, getting messy is not just for the kitchen and some children have a talent for getting messier than others! If your kids love throwing flour or paint around, you might be looking for something that offers a bit more coverage. This waterproof, machine washable smock is a great solution, fastening easily at the back and offering full protection at the front. However, unlike other children's aprons, the design means the size is a little less adaptable so do be sure to check the measurements.
- Age: 2-5
- Price: £4.49
Best For Creative Kids
12. JustWipe Children's Alphabet Primary
This cheerful apron would be great for cooking, painting or crafting but the lovely alphabet print lends itself to inspiring little creatives. Made from PVC coated cotton, it is easy to clean and has extra strong straps for added durability. Available in three different sizes, it would be great for children big and small.
- Age: 2-12
- Price: £4.99
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top products for families of all ages. If you liked our suggestions for the best aprons, take a look at our list of the best mud kitchens, or these great kids' waterproof trousers.
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