Today I have a project for you that I am super excited about. Recently, my 3 and 4 year olds have become obsessed with Angry Birds on my husband's iPad. I am not exactly thrilled that they are wanting to play video games this young so I limit them to 10 minutes each for the whole day. Well, we were at the water park today and my 3 year old spotted an Angry Birds beach towel and was so excited. He knows I can make stuff so he said "make me one please???" Melted my heart and I told him I could make him a t-shirt.
I found Angry Birds jpegs on my computer and put them into my Silhouette Software. I had to trace and detach them before I made them the size I wanted. I found a font that looks exactly like angry birds font called "Feast of Flesh" (that sounds really nice, doesn't it!?) You can get it for free at dafont.com. I adjusted everything the way I wanted it and left my son's name white so it would show up really nice on a black shirt.
I used the print and cut feature of my silhouette for this project. I made sure it was set for standard size paper, added the registration marks, made sure my cut lines were correct, and then I printed it onto "June Tailor Dark T-Shirt Transfer paper" that I found at Michaels. I then cut it on my silhouette. I used the light print paper settings which keeps your blade at one and clicked for it to double cut.
I followed the iron on directions and voila!!!!!
I finished it just before bedtime and my little guy's face just lit up! He said "Thank you Mommy!" and ran to show his daddy and brother. He asked if he could wear it and I told him "as soon as he wakes up" ;-) He wanted me to take his picture holding it up!
Of course I had to make my 4 year old one too! He hasn't seen it yet because it wasn't quite ready when he went to bed!
I do have the silhouette files and would be happy to email them to you if you would like! Leave me a comment with your email address and I will get it out to you!
Have a great day!
P.S. I found the shirts at Michaels, and they are 4 for $10 right now!