This 100 Days of School shirt idea is just *crawling* with coolness!
Show off how your kiddo “bugs” his/her teacher in this simple and fun project!
100 Days of School Shirt Idea: Bugging My Teacher for 100 Days!
We’ve already updated his annual back-to-school shirt, donned a Vocabulary Parade costume, whipped up a gravity-defying Easter hat, and created a Love Train Valentine box, so this was right up our alley.
His class is marking their 100th Day of School this week, and his teacher sent a letter home asking that each student join the celebration by doing one of the following:
- Dress up as their future 100-year-old self
- Create a sign with 100 things
- Wear a shirt with 100 things
Rowan and I thought the shirt idea sounded fun, and since he’s all boy, bugs were the name of the game!
I think he was really just excited about the extra bugs that didn’t make the shirt that he and his brother get to play with now…
Regardless, his “Bugging My Teacher for 100 Days” shirt turned out amazing, and here’s how I made it in no time!
100 Days of School Shirt Supplies
Here’s what I used to make this bugtastic 100 Days of School shirt:
- Black sweatshirt
- 100 plastic bugs
- Hot glue gun & sticks
- Silhouette Cameo
- Heat transfer vinyl (HTV)
- Apple green
- Lime green
- Light blue
- Craft tweezers
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress mat
- Sheet of multi-use paper
“Bugging My Teacher for 100 Days” Mockup
Cutting Out the “Bugging My Teacher for 100 Days” Design
Once the “Bugging My Teacher” design was ready, each of the pieces of HTV were cut out, one at a time.
Applying the HTV “Bugging My Teacher for 100 Days” Design
For all of my other projects using my Silhouette and HTV, I’ve always used my regular clothes iron for application.
Where has this been all my crafting life?!?!
I am truly in love with this little fella…and I guess that means I can finally ditch my iron since lord knows I never use that for clothes either (that’s why God made driers).
Friends, forget your clothes iron and don’t fork out dough for a pricey and bulky heat press.
You can thank me later.
After checking out Cricut’s reference guide for EasyPress settings, I adjusted the temperature and timer for Cotton/Poly blends and positioned the HTV pieces on the sweatshirt (except for the white ‘100 Days’ piece).
All the pieces stuck like GLUE.
The first time.
No repeated passes of an iron.
No pushing with all of my body weight.
No peeling up.
It. Was. AMAZING!
And so darn fast.
After that first application, I then layered the final white piece and placed a sheet of multi-use paper overtop all of the HTV (since I was layering and didn’t want to melt everything I’d just applied).
Then I used my EasyPress one more time.
Adding the Plastic Bugs
I admit that I am not a fan of arthropods (especially the eight-legged variety), so pouring all of the toy creepy crawlers out of the bag and then having to pick them up, one by one, did freak me out a little.
Even though they’re plastic, they’re still yuck. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
But that’s what I’m willing to do for my boy.
Such bravery, I know. ;)
Rowan’s Finished 100 Days of School Shirt!
And here’s how Rowan looks rocking his buggy 100 Days of School shirt!
Plus, this project was so quick and easy to make.
We both think it’s just the coolest and he is SO excited to show it to all of his classmates and teachers.
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