T-shirts, Stickers, and Buttons
How do I make a t-shirt?
- Ask children to have their parents find a plain t‑shirt or other cotton item that they can use for the iron-on.
- Pick up iron-on ink-jet transfer paper at your local craft or office supply store. Choose opaque transfer paper for dark-colored items and transparent transfer paper for light-colored items. Transparent transfer paper may help avoid white outlines around artwork. Always read the instructions that come with the transfer paper.
- Download the free artwork (PDF, 2 MB).
- Use an inkjet printer to print the downloaded artwork onto the transfer paper. The artwork comes as a two-page PDF document. Page one is a flipped, mirror image (backwards) of the design. Page two is a regular (straightforward) non-flipped image. If you are stamping the image onto the shirt you will need to use the flipped image so that the words appear correctly. If you are sticking the image onto the shirt you will need to use the non-flipped image.
- Use an ordinary iron to transfer the design onto the item. Use caution, the iron will be very hot.
How do I print the stickers?
- Pick up some blank white label paper at your local craft or office supply store.
- Download the free artwork (JPEG, 140 KB).
- Place the downloaded artwork onto your labels and resize the art to fit your label.
- Use an ink-jet printer to print your downloaded design onto the labels. Be sure to read the instructions that come with the labels.
CD-ROM Activities (Online Version)
The online version of the CD-ROM activities can be used as an enriching learning tool to reinforce information covered in the lesson. We recommend that you use these activities after the lesson is completed, either immediately after or as time allows in the classroom schedule.