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Iron On Cricut Shirt – How to Make It!

Iron On Cricut Shirt – How to Make It!

Iron On Cricut Shirt – How to Make It!

iron on cricut t-shirt diy hispanic heritage month

Making shirts and other custom clothing is so easy with the Cricut Joy! Iron on Cricut material makes things so simple and beginner friendly! 

My children’s school is big into celebrations! Almost every month I am finding myself creating another iron on Cricut shirt for them to wear to school! This “Hola!” shirt design was made for Hispanic Heritage Month, but it came out so cute, they’ll be wearing it all year long!

The Simplicity of Iron On Cricut Material!

The Cricut Joy is so user friendly, below I explain the easy steps that will have you making shirts in minutes! Iron on Cricut material is just one of the many useful supplies that Cricut provides for DIY projects.  All you need for this project is the iron on Cricut material and a few simple supplies to get started, and you’ll be shocked at how easy custom shirts are to create! Plus, you can easily make them in a wide variety of sizes so that everyone in the family can have their own.

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How to Create a Shirt Using Iron on Cricut Material

Watch the video to see how we used iron on Cricut material to make the cutest, most colorful shirt to honor Hispanic Heritage Month! Featuring the countries with spanish-speaking was a fun way to integrate text with images. Some of the hispanic countries were quite small, but were able to iron perfectly!

We wanted to include many colors, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to see how each layer irons on the shirt with ease!

How to Create a Shirt Using Iron on Cricut Material

Watch the video to see how we used iron on Cricut material to make the cutest, most colorful shirt to honor Hispanic Heritage Month! Featuring a map with Spanish speaking countries was a fun way to integrate text with images. Some of the hispanic countries were quite small, but were able to iron perfectly!

We wanted to include many colors, so you’ll have lots of opportunities to see how each layer irons on the shirt with ease!

iron on cricut t-shirt diy hispanic heritage month

Tips for Using Iron On Cricut Material

What Iron Should I Use? Traditional irons aren’t the perfect heating option for shirts using iron on Cricut material. This is because irons have holes with inconsistent temperatures that will make the process more difficult and less precise. The best option is to get one of the many varieties of Cricut’s Heat Presse Machines. We have the Mini!

What’s the best way to remove iron negative pieces of Cricut material?  The negative pieces are extra pieces of material that you will need to remove as they aren’t meant to be ironed on. The best tool for this is Cricut’s weeder tool!

When Can Kids Start Making Their Own Projects on the Cricut? Kids can start to explore making amazing projects on the Cricut Joy as early as 9 years old with adult supervision. And by 13 years old, they can independently use it! They will have so much fun making as many Cricut shirt designs, cards, labels, and more!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Head to the Cricut Design Space App and choose a project, upload a SVG file, or create your own design in the app using the fonts and shapes available.

Step 2

Based on the size of your shirt, be sure to adjust the size of your design so it fits perfectly.

Step 3

Click the make it button.

Step 4

If using a text design, be sure to select the mirror button.

 

Step 5

Follow the prompts selecting the correct insert material and then inserting it (shiny side down) into the Cricut Joy to be cut.

Step 6

Once cut, use your weeding tool to remove the excess material.

Step 7

Finally, heat the Easy Press and iron on your design to the shirt! Note: standard irons are not recommended because they do not distribute the heat in the same even way as the Easy Press.

Step 1

Head to the Cricut Design Space App and choose a project, upload a SVG file, or create your own design in the app using the fonts and shapes available.

Step 2

Based on the size of your shirt, be sure to adjust the size of your design so it fits perfectly.

Step 3

Click the make it button.

Step 4

If using a text design, be sure to select the mirror button.

Step 5

Follow the prompts selecting the correct insert material and then inserting it (shiny side down) into the Cricut Joy to be cut.

Step 6

Once cut, use your weeding tool to remove the excess material.

Step 7

Finally, heat the Easy Press and iron on your design to the shirt! Note: standard irons are not recommended because they do not distribute the heat in the same even way as the Easy Press.

More DIY Shirt Inspiration Using the Cricut Joy!

If you love our Hola! shirt, you have to check out this easy-to-make “be kind” shirt too!

The message is so sweet, and using a yellow colored shirt truly allows the words to radiate and shine!

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

cricut shirt design
cricut shirt design

More DIY Shirt Inspiration Using the Cricut Joy!

If you love our Hola! shirt, you have to check out this easy-to-make “be kind” shirt too!

The message is so sweet, and using a yellow colored shirt truly allows the words to radiate and shine!

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

More Ways Kids Can Create!

Here are my top picks for kits for kids who love DIY projects!

annie's creative girls club kit

Monthly Creative Kits

Every month this subscription delivers not 1, but 2 kits. Each has everything you need to craft with minimal adult supervision including painting, beading, stitching, paper crafting, and much more.

annie's woodworkers kit club

Monthly Woodworking Projects

These kits introduce a wide variety of woodworking skills including learning to use small screws and nails, handling a hammer, learning how to measure, and so much more!

pottery wheel for kids sculpt clay kitpottery wheel for kids sculpt clay kit

Pottery Wheel for Kids

A fun way to create your own decorative air dry pottery. It is great for beginners. It comes with 2 lbs of air dry clay, paints, apron, a 2 speed wheel with attachments, and more. 

soap bath bomb kit gift for kids

DIY Soap and Bath Bombs

This kit comes with supplies to make 10 soaps and 10 bath bombs. You can also create salt scrubs and fizzy bath salts. A fun way to create and learn science at the same time!

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Cricut Shirt Design – Be Kind – with Heat Transfer Vinyl

Cricut Shirt Design – Be Kind – with Heat Transfer Vinyl

Cricut Shirt Design – Be Kind – with Heat Transfer Vinyl

cricut shirt design

This “Be Kind” Cricut shirt design is adorable! The Cricut Joy is so user friendly, below I explain the easy steps that will have you making shirts in minutes! All you need are a few simple supplies to get started, and you’ll be shocked at how easy custom shirts are to create! Plus, you can easily make them in a wide variety of sizes so that everyone in the family can have their own.

DIY Cricut Shirt Design – Custom or Free Designs

It’s time to take fashion into your own hands and create cute shirts that have fantastic sayings on them. The Cricut App has a ton of free designs or you can make your own custom one! One of the best parts about using your Cricut Joy is that you can make your shirts saying anything that you’d like. We love the message on these shirts, and the kids love showing them off all the time!

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How to create a Be Kind Cricut Joy Shirt

 

While you do need a few simple supplies to get started, rest easy knowing that your Cricut Joy takes over and really does a lot of the hard work for you. This makes it super simple to make a customized shirt in no time at all! Don’t spend hours searching the store for a shirt when you can just make it at home instead.

How to Create a “Be Kind” Cricut Shirt Design

While you do need a few simple supplies to get started, rest easy knowing that your Cricut Joy takes over and really does a lot of the hard work for you. This makes it super simple to make a customized shirt in no time at all! Don’t spend hours searching the store for a shirt when you can just make it at home instead.

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

cricut shirt design

Tips for Making a Custom Cricut Shirt Design

Once you realize how easy it is to create your own sayings on shirts, there’s going to be no stopping you! Perfect for birthday shirts, fun holiday shirts, and just silly shirt ideas, too. As mentioned above, the Cricut design space has countless free projects and ones for purchase, but you can also make a custom design yourself.

To create your own custom design, head to Cricut’s design space and browse through the fonts to create text and/or use the many shapes to craft your design like we did with the “Be Kind” phrase and a happy face period!

Once you create or choose a design, just follow the simple prompts on the app to finalize your project. Just make certain that you take your time weeding as it can be a bit trickier around smaller letters and letters that are curvy. 

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Head to the Cricut Design Space App and choose a project, upload a SVG file, or create your own design in the app using the fonts and shapes available.

Step 2

Based on the size of your shirt, be sure to adjust the size of your design so it fits perfectly.

Step 3

Click the make it button.

Step 4

If using a text design, be sure to select the mirror button.

 

Step 5

Follow the prompts selecting the correct insert material and then inserting it (shiny side down) into the Cricut Joy to be cut.

Step 6

Once cut, use your weeding tool to remove the excess material.

Step 7

Finally, heat the Easy Press and iron on your design to the shirt! Note: standard irons are not recommended because they do not distribute the heat in the same even way as the Easy Press.

Step 1

Head to the Cricut Design Space App and choose a project, upload a SVG file, or create your own design in the app using the fonts and shapes available.

Step 2

Based on the size of your shirt, be sure to adjust the size of your design so it fits perfectly.

Step 3

Click the make it button.

Step 4

If using a text design, be sure to select the mirror button.

Step 5

Follow the prompts selecting the correct insert material and then inserting it (shiny side down) into the Cricut Joy to be cut.

Step 6

Once cut, use your weeding tool to remove the excess material.

Step 7

Finally, heat the Easy Press and iron on your design to the shirt! Note: standard irons are not recommended because they do not distribute the heat in the same even way as the Easy Press.

When Can Kids Start Learning and Enjoying the Cricut?

Kids can start to explore making amazing projects on the Cricut Joy as early as 9 years old with adult supervision. And by 13 years old, they can independently use it! They will have so much fun making as many Cricut shirt designs, cards, labels, and more!

What I love about creating shirts on the Cricut is that it’s really user-friendly for everyone, including kids. This not only teaches them that it’s possible to create things that they love, but perhaps it will inspire them to make their first kid-made business!

Plus, even younger kids can help with the weeding, this is an excellent fine motor skills activity. It’s also great for their hand-eye coordination and their concentration skills too.

cricut shirt design

I personally love the message that we used on this shirt, and it prompted great conversations with the kids about what they view as kindness towards others. Plus, kids have so many holiday and spirit-inspired days at school, they can easily make shirts for them without having to spend a bunch of money at the store!

cricut shirt design

When Can Kids Start Learning and Enjoying the Cricut?

Kids can start to explore making amazing projects on the Cricut Joy as early as 9 years old with adult supervision. And by 13 years old, they can independently use it! They will have so much fun making as many Cricut shirt designs, cards, labels, and more!

What I love about creating shirts on the Cricut is that it’s really user-friendly for everyone, including kids. This not only teaches them that it’s possible to create things that they love, but perhaps it will inspire them to make their first kid-made business!

Plus, even younger kids can help with the weeding, this is an excellent fine motor skills activity. It’s also great for their hand-eye coordination and their concentration skills too.

I personally love the message that we used on this shirt, and it prompted great conversations with the kids about what they view as kindness towards others. Plus, kids have so many holiday and spirit-inspired days at school, they can easily make shirts for them without having to spend a bunch of money at the store!

More Sensory Bases to Explore

Here are my top picks for toys you can buy that strengthen toddler fine motor skills!

slime kit sensory play for kids

The Ultimate Slime and Putty Kit

This kit includes 8 fascinating varieties of slime and putty, including premade putty, magnetic slime, glow in the dark putty, and so much more.

sensory sand play for kids

Sensory Sand

Sensory sand is moldable! This bulk pack comes with enough to fill an entire bin for lasting fun! Bonus points for including a storage bin!

mad mattr sensory dough modeling dough

Modelling Dough

This modelling dough compound NEVER dries out! It is a fun texture – it is stretchy like play dough, moldable like kinetic sand, and odorless.

play dough wild dough sensory

Premium Play Dough

This play dough is the cream of the crop! It is ridiculously silky and smooth, lasts for 6 months, and is scented!

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Water Activity for Toddlers – Milk Jug Car Wash

Water Activity for Toddlers – Milk Jug Car Wash

Water Activity for Toddlers – Milk Jug Car Wash

water activity for kids diy milk jug car wash station

Make a car wash water activity for toddlers using a milk jug, plastic cups, and garden hose! This is a really easy way to keep your kiddos engaged in sensory play outside. 

Don’t be afraid of a little mud. This activity will get your kids to mess around with mud and soil – and they are going to love it! I’ll share some tips that will help you minimize the mess a bit. 

Learning to Clean Up with This Water Activity for Toddlers

This fun water activity for toddlers will encourage your kiddos to enjoy washing things (which is a fantastic life skill).

It also encourages imaginative play. They will become immersed in the world of washing their toy cars – watching them go from completely muddy to nice and clean. The best part is, it doesn’t require any expensive parts!

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Watch the Video to See This Water Activity for Toddlers in Action

 

Here’s a quick video of my toddler getting his toy cars really dirty and then washing them off in the car wash. As you can see, he loves washing the cars off as much as he likes smothering them in the dirt.

One tip for the best car wash: use really strong tape. Another tip, make your own bowl of soil for your kiddos to mix onto their toy cars. This way, it controls how messy they can get. Also, just turn the hose on a little bit to conserve water and place activity nearby grass or a garden bed that could use some extra hydration!

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

Watch the Video to See This Water Activity for Toddlers in Action

Here’s a quick video of my toddler getting his toy cars really dirty and then washing them off in the car wash. As you can see, he loves washing the cars off as much as he likes smothering them in the dirt.

One tip for the best car wash: use really strong tape. Another tip, make your own bowl of soil for your kiddos to mix onto their toy cars. This way, it controls how messy they can get.Also, just turn the hose on a little bit to conserve water and place activity nearby grass or a garden bed that could use some extra hydration!

All activities should be supervised by an adult. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links.

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Printable Worksheets for the Transportation Lover!

When the weather is warm enough, this activity will encourage your kiddos to want to be outside! However, if going outside isn’t an option, and you simply don’t want to do this activity inside, this printable bundle is perfect for the transportation lover!

Planes, trains, cars, and boats – these worksheets feature all things that move on land, air and sea while giving your little one a strong foundation for early childhood education skills. Topics covered include letter writing, phonics, number recognition, counting, scissor skills, color recognition, and so much more.

For more printable materials, definitely check out our full collection!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Poke holes into the center-bottom of an empty gallon of milk.

Step 2

Use strong tape to secure 2 tall plastic cups on either side of the poked holes.

Step 3

Decorate with car wash sign (if you so wish!)

 

Step 4

Place your hose inside the top of the milk gallon & turn it on to it’s lowest level.

Step 5

Mix some soil in a bowl with a little water. Let your kiddo get their toy cars dirty and then wash them in the water that is pouring out of the bottom of the toy car wash.  

 

Step 1

Poke holes into the center-bottom of an empty gallon of milk.

Step 2

Use strong tape to secure 2 tall plastic cups on either side of the poked holes.

Step 3

Decorate with car wash sign (if you so wish!)

Step 4

Place your hose inside the top of the milk gallon & turn it on to it’s lowest level.

Step 5

Mix some soil in a bowl with a little water. Let your kiddo get their toy cars dirty and then wash them in the water that is pouring out of the bottom of the toy car wash.  

Educational Benefits of this Water Activity for Toddlers

This water activity for toddlers might not teach reading or writing, but being outside and playing in the earth and water is still very good for your kids! 

Even though young kids will enjoy it, this is truly a fantastic sensory activity for kids of all ages! From the grit of the soil to the ice-cold water from the hose, there are so many textures to experience. 

Playing in the mud can help kids reduce their stress levels and even make them feel calmer. It’s one of the many benefits of both sensory play and being out in the sunshine. 

When kids interact with different textures in sensory activities like this one, their brain actually forms new connections. It gives them the foundations they need later on to learn new concepts.

water activity for kids diy milk jug car wash station

As they make the car dirty and then wash it off, they are also exercising their curiosity and problem-solving skills. Why isn’t that one wheel getting clean? How can they make the water come out faster? It’s all part of cause and effect.

This is also fun for all ages. Everyone can gather around the car wash and share it. It’s a fun way to encourage them to play together too.

water activity for kids diy milk jug car wash station

Educational Benefits of this Water Activity for Toddlers

This water activity for toddlers might not teach reading or writing, but being outside and playing in the earth and water is still very good for your kids! 

Even though young kids will enjoy it, this is truly a fantastic sensory activity for kids of all ages! From the grit of the soil to the ice-cold water from the hose, there are so many textures to experience. 

Playing in the mud can help kids reduce their stress levels and even make them feel calmer. It’s one of the many benefits of both sensory play and being out in the sunshine. 

When kids interact with different textures in sensory activities like this one, their brain actually forms new connections. It gives them the foundations they need later on to learn new concepts.

As they make the car dirty and then wash it off, they are also exercising their curiosity and problem-solving skills. Why isn’t that one wheel getting clean? How can they make the water come out faster? It’s all part of cause and effect.

This is also fun for all ages. Everyone can gather around the car wash and share it. It’s a fun way to encourage them to play together too.

Store-Bought Outdoor Activities For Kids

Here are my top picks for toys you can buy that kids can play with outside!

gardening kit for kids outdoor play

Kids Gardening Set

This cute set comes with a watering can, gloves, tools, and even a wheelbarrow. These can be enjoyed both indoors or outdoors!

outdoor play bubble making set

Bubble Making Set

All kids love bubbles! This set comes with the supplies to make bubbles in many different sizes – from small to huge!

outdoor play stepping stones for kids

Balancing Stepping Stones

Encourage gross motor skills with this fun game. Kids will balance from one stepping stone to the other in this fun game.

outdoor play cornhole toss game bean bag game for kids

Bean Bag Toss Game

This is a fun game that kids can all play together! They will build hand-eye coordination as they try to toss the bean bags into the holes.

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