Diego "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" T-Shirt Pillow

Diego "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" T-Shirt Pillow

Invite your child to reduce, reuse, and recycle with Diego! Here's a fun way to recycle your child's old T-shirts and turn them into a Diego snuggle pillow that delivers a "green" message!

Join Diego's amazing rescues only on Nick Jr.Join Diego's amazing rescues only on Nick Jr.

Diego "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" T-Shirt Pillow

Craft Features

Gift
The best gifts are handmade. Make this craft together and give it as a gift to a parent, grandparent, or your child's classmates.
Parent Supervision Needed
This craft requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or intricate handiwork.
Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Read with Us
Read with us skills focus on early literacy and include: listening, comprehension, speech, reading, writing, vocabulary, letters and their sounds, and spelling.
Ages: 3-6

Materials

Tip: There are two types of transfer paper--one for light-colored fabrics, and the other for dark-colored fabrics. The non-reversed iron-on image should be used on transfer paper for dark clothing. The reverse iron-on image should be used on transfer paper for light clothing.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Find one of your child's outgrown T-shirts. Wash and dry.

  2. Step 2

    Choose the appropriate iron-on image and the type of iron-on transfer paper based on the color of your fabric. For dark-colored fabrics, print the non-reversed iron-on onto transfer paper for dark clothing. The image is ironed onto the fabric faceup. For lighter fabrics, print the reverse image iron-on onto transfer paper for light clothing. The image is ironed facedown onto the fabric. Cut out the iron-on image and iron it onto the center of the T-shirt using the transfer paper's instructions.

  3. Step 3

    Seal the bottom of the T-shirt and the edges of the sleeves with fabric glue. Let dry. If the front and back of the neck opening are at different heights, cut along the lower line so the front and back have identically curved edges to glue together.

  4. Step 4

    Stuff the pillow through the neck opening with batting or old, soft clothes that you think would fit in.

  5. Step 5

    Once the "pillow" is pumped up, seal the neck opening with fabric glue and let dry.

  1. More Go, Diego, Go!
    1. Diego's Rain Forest Rain Stick

      Make tropical music with the sounds of the rain forest

    2. Baby Jaguar Cozy Slippers

      Your preschooler will love prowling around the house in toasty Baby Jaguar slippers!

    3. Diego Zipper Pulls

      Pulls make it easier for little hands to zip up jackets before zipping out

    4. Diego No-Sew Scarf

      When the weather outside is frightful, a Diego scarf is delightful!

    5. Diego's Field Journal Craft

      Now your kids can become official animal rescuers--just like Diego!

    6. Diego Decorative Egg

      Decorate with some egg-cellent Diego decor

    7. Diego Terrarium

      Plant the seeds of future growth with this easy Diego craft

    8. Diego Snowball Wreath

      The perfect winter craft for little animal rescuers

    9. Diego Costume

      This clever costume comes to the rescue at any kind of party

    10. Diego Goody Bag

      Diego's leaving the party---with you!

    11. Diego's Potty Training Trophy

      The potty training reward that really works!

    12. Diego Sun Visor

      Sunny days become just a little bit cooler

    13. Diego's Magnetic Bookmarks

      Mark the page with Diego's nifty bookmarks!

    14. Diego July 4th Paddle Fan

      Making this July 4th paddle is a breeze!

    15. Dora & Diego Tree Ornaments

      Add a little adventure to your tree this year with the help of your kids' favorite exploring pair!

    16. Diego First Aid Kit

      Diego says safety first!

    17. Diego African Safari Drum

      Make your own African music with this homemade craft!

    18. Diego Animal Rescue Birdfeeder

      Feed the birds--with Diego

    19. Diego Safari Wall Stickers

      Go wild with these decals!

    1. More Creative Recycling
      1. Wonder Pets Recycled Birdhouse

        This eco-friendly house shows some "serious" courtesy to your little feathered friends

      2. Wonder Pets! Paper Bag Kite

        Crafty kids' kites made from paper bags

      3. Dora Kite

        Perfect for catching springtime breezes, this is no garden-variety kite!

      4. Fresh Beats Messenger Bag

        If you've got duct tape and envelopes... you've got this craft in the bag

      5. Dora's Cereal Box Maze

        Turn a cereal box into a craft that will aMAZE your kids!

      6. PAW Patrol Puppet Theater Craft

        Turn a paper towel roll into the PAW Patrol tower!

      7. Lalaloopsy Embroidery Craft

        Kids are going to have sew much fun with this cute embroidery craft!

      8. Dora in Wonderland Clock

        Tick, tock, Dora and Boots are inside this clock!

      9. Dora's Backpack Craft

        Turn a cereal box into a cute storage box for kids

      10. Nick Jr. Wind Catcher Craft

        Kids will be blown away by this beautiful outdoor decoration!

      11. Bubble Puppy Paper Bag Puppet

        Transform a paper bag into your child's favorite guppy!

      12. Team Umizoomi Paper Bag Puppets

        Turn paper bags into your favorite math-loving team!

      13. Dora Rocks Puppet Theater

        Turn a cereal box into a barnyard and host a big bash with Benny & friends!

      14. Lily Ornament

        Kids can hop on over to the Christmas tree to hang this charming decoration!

      15. Benjamin Ornament

        Rabbits are brave and hes no exception! Add Benjamin to your x-mas collection.

      16. Peter Rabbit Ornament

        Peter has a new gift for you to see. It's round, and blue, and hangs on a tree.

      17. Bubble Guppies Book Holder

        Turn a cereal box into a swimsational storage place for your Guppy's fish tales!

      18. Tommy Paper Bag Puppet

        Kids can make this craft in no time!

      19. Guppies Ocean Theater

        Surf's up! The Guppies can ride the waves in this cool movable craft!

      20. Dora Mermaid Puppet Theater

        Dive into Dora's Mermaid Kingdom with this simple cereal box theater!

      21. Mike the Knight Castle Craft

        Set the scene for marvelous missions with this majestic shoe box craft!

      22. Bubble Guppies Tambourine Craft

        Ready to play some music? Hit it!

      23. Team Umizoomi UmiCar Craft

        Beep, beep! The Umi Team's four-wheeled friend is here and ready for action!

      24. Dora's No-Sew Unicorn Craft

        Kids can take a ride with the Unicorn King on a hobbyhorse made out of a sock & broomstick!

      25. Dora's Enchanted Forest Castle

        Kids can start their own magical adventure when you put together this charming shoebox theater!

      26. Fresh Beat Band Goody Bags

        Here's the perfect party parting gift to celebrate the ending of a great day!

      27. Team Umizoomi Numberland Castle

        Shape a shoe box into a stage for your child's very own action-packed Umi adventure!

      28. Team Umizoomi Shark Car Craft

        Transform a recycled tissue roll & cereal box into a cool craft for kids

      29. Fresh Beat Concert Binoculars

        Gear up for the on-air concert of the year with this oversized craft!

      30. Twist DJ Turntables

        Turn a cereal box into a twistable craft for your Fresh Beat fanatic!