Don’t spend lots of money on art smocks for kids! Instead, go into your own closet and find some old t-shirts. My husband’s old t-shirts are perfect for The Boy. They come down past his knees and the arms reach past his elbows. If there is too much give in the neck area, just take a clothespin and gather up the extra in the back.
The Boy loves wearing “Daddy’s Shirt” and since it already has paint on it from myriad other household projects that The Man has worked on, it isn’t a problem if The Boy wipes paint on it too.