This idea that I used to make bibs for Matthew might work. I bought
plastic/clear vinyl (sold by the yard) at the fabric store and stitched
fabric and plastic together.
I edged them with bias seam binding. They held up real well. I still have
one as a momento. I bet you could get parents to help with the stitching.
This would give you a very easy to clean the surface (and they can still be
laundered on gentle cycle if need be). I think you would have trouble
getting the fabric through the laminator - but maybe not.
Let us know if you do this. I think it would be a fun project for the
kids...maybe have them do their table artists for starters.
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> I want to know if you used the aprons after they were painted! I would
> love to let my 5th graders do this...paint 22 aprons for all my kids to
> share. But I would want to laminate them or cover them in plastic or
> something, as my aprons get trashed so quickly!