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!

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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.

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