Tomorrow is Read Across the USA and it is also Twin Day at my school. My teaching neighbor Carla (who teaches 2nd grade and is one of my best friends) and I decided to dress up as silly teacher twins! My idea was to create shirts that said “Teacher 1” and “Teacher 2”. If you’ve been to my crafting blog, Nicole’s Crafting Adventure, you’ll know that I’ve recently been obsessed with freezer paper stencils and have made shirts, onesies, even kitchen towels. My idea was to use a combination of fabric paint and iron on transfers to create the shirts.
You can make them, too! Here is what you will need:
- 2 red shirts (I found mine at Target on sale for $5 each)
- White fabric paint
- Painting sponge
- Piece of cardboard to put between the shirt layers
- Printer with black ink
- Iron on Transfer paper – mine was this brand because it was cheapest: Printworks White T-Shirt Transfers
- My file FREE from TpT
Once you gather your supplies, download my file and print on the transfer paper. Don’t worry it’s backwards, after you iron it on, it will be the right way.
Cut out the circle and bubble cut around the word “Teacher” and the number. Get as close to the words as possible, but you don’t have to be exact. With the circle, you need to cut right on the line, since we will be painting around it. We don’t want a ring of red inside the circle!
Once it’s cut out, iron the circle onto your shirt on a high setting without steam. Leave the white paper on.
Let dry for at least an hour. I let mine dry overnight and I did the last step the next morning before school. Only took about 10 minutes. Once the paint is dry, lay the “teacher” word and the number on top of the circle. Iron on to set, being careful to keep it moving so you don’t burn the paint.
Peel all the white paper off, and voila! A “Teacher 1” and “Teacher 2” shirt to wear for Read Across USA Day!
Don’t forget to head over to my TpT store to grab the freebie graphic to make this! How do you celebrate Read Across USA?