Dishtowel - really any size will work here
At least 1 yard of 3/4 or 1-inch wide ribbon
Handsewing kit or machine
Fun embellishments like ric-rac, ribbon, buttons, fabric markers, etc.
To help the young sewers and ensure success, I presewed a length of ribbon to the top of the dishtowels by machine. You can either sew about 1and 1/2 yards across the top of the towel or sew 1/2 yard to each side of the top of a towel. I wish I had taken a detail shot of this, but you can figure it out by looking at the photos in the post. This way, I was sure that the ties would hold and the kids could concentrate on decorating their aprons.