Dora "I'm the Big Sister" Iron-On T-Shirt

Dora "I'm the Big Sister" Iron-On T-Shirt

Here's a t-shirt for the new big sister in your family. The iron-on designs result in perfect attire when a new baby joins the family.

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Dora "I'm the Big Sister" Iron-On T-Shirt

Craft Features

Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.
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.

Developmental Skills

Share & Care with Us
Share & Care skills are part of social-emotional learning and include: building self-esteem, cooperating, empathizing with others, and identifying feelings.
Ages: 2-5

Materials

Tip: To make this a do-together craft, substitute ink-jet fabric sheets and fabric glue for the iron-on transfer paper.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    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 <a href="big-sister-dora-iron-on-decal.jhtml"><u>Dora Iron-On Printable (Non-Reversed)</u></a> onto transfer paper for dark clothing. The image is ironed onto the fabric faceup. For lighter fabrics, print <a href="big-sister-dora-iron-on-rev.jhtml"><u>Dora Iron-On Printable (Reversed)</u></a> onto transfer paper for light clothing. The image is ironed facedown onto the fabric.

  2. Step 2

    Place the iron-on transfer paper into your ink-jet color printer as indicated on the package. Print a test on regular paper first to make sure you've chosen the right design for the type of iron-on paper you have. Set the printable aside for a few minutes to dry, and then cut out the image--cutting close to the colored edge of the image. Kids can definitely help with this part.

  3. Step 3

    If you printed reversed image, place the cut-out facedown on the T-shirt or other garment. If you printed non-reversed image, peel off its backing and place the image faceup on the T-shirt. Cover with the protective sheet that comes with your transfer paper. Iron the image with firm and steady pressure in a circular motion. Start at one corner and work your way slowly to the opposite corner, and then do the same for the other two corners. Finish by moving the iron in a circular motion around the entire area for 10-15 seconds using steady pressure.

  4. Step 4

    In case of the image ironed on facedown, starting at one corner, slowly peel the backing away from the garment. In case of the image ironed on faceup, simply remove the protective sheet.

  5. Alternative: Do It Together!

    Print the non-reversed image onto a sheet of fabric transfer paper. Carefully set the printable aside and allow it to dry for at least 10 minutes. When dry, your child can cut out the image, peel it away from the backing, and stick it directly to the garment using fabric glue.

Tip: Be sure the iron is hot and the surface you use is hard and flat.
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