In honor of April being Autism Awareness month, I thought I’d make t-shirts for the boys to celebrate diversity. Do you know that 1 in 50 kids will be diagnosed with Autism? So much more money, time, and resources need to be focused on Autism research! Along with that, we also need to work on community-wide acceptance, understanding, and assistance. And what better place to start than with our kids!
I thought I would upload the free printable files just in case you also want to make a t-shirt!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the design on stencil vinyl and then painted with Tulip Soft Fabric Paint. The process was a bit lengthy but I love the results! One suggestion though, block off the black words with some transfer paper or tape while you paint the colors. Much easier and forgiving of mistakes!
I’m also offering a color PDF of the image just in case you don’t have a Cameo. Print off the pdf onto iron-on transfer paper and follow the instructions to apply to your tshirt. Don’t forget to reverse the image if necessary!
Celebrate Differences Free Printables:
I’m planning on using this t-shirt as a way to lead into a mini-lesson on the diversity of the human condition. He may not fully understand now but one day he will and I’d like to think that the world will be better because of it. *fingers crossed*
- Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead
This project is a part of The Silhouette Challenge hosted by The Thinking Closet . Stop by each month for a new and exciting free tutorial and studio file. Here are my projects from previous months:
Check out all the other TSG projects for this month:
Budget-Savvy Spring Sihouette Make – We Love Cards
D.I.Y. Canvas Date Art – The House on Hillbrook
Paint Chip Spring Ornaments – Coley’s Corner
Anchor’s Away! A Fabric Applique Silhouette Tutorial – Lil’ Mrs. Tori
D.I.Y. Subway Art Canvas & Free Cut File – The Thinking Closet
A Gift! – For ‘Just a Little Nutty’ – An Elegant Touch
Mother’s Day Celebration – Creative Turn
Parties: Keep Calm and Link Up