Teacher Twin Outfit!

Tomorrow is Read Across the USA and it is also Twin Day at my school.  My teaching neighbor Carla (who teaches 2nd grade and is one of my best friends) and I decided to dress up as silly teacher twins!  My idea was to create shirts that said "Teacher 1" and "Teacher 2".  If you've been to my crafting blog, Nicole's Crafting Adventure, you'll know that I've recently been obsessed with freezer paper stencils and have made shirts, onesies, even kitchen towels.  My idea was to use a combination of fabric paint and iron on transfers to create the shirts. 



You can make them, too!  Here is what you will need:
  • 2 red shirts (I found mine at Target on sale for $5 each)
  • White fabric paint
  • Painting sponge
  • Piece of cardboard to put between the shirt layers
  • Printer with black ink
  • Iron on Transfer paper - mine was this brand because it was cheapest: Printworks White T-Shirt Transfers
  • Scissors
  • My file FREE from TpT
Once you gather your supplies, download my file and print on the transfer paper.  Don't worry it's backwards, after you iron it on, it will be the right way.

Cut out the circle and bubble cut around the word "Teacher" and the number.  Get as close to the words as possible, but you don't have to be exact.  With the circle, you need to cut right on the line, since we will be painting around it.  We don't want a ring of red inside the circle!

Once it's cut out, iron the circle onto your shirt on a high setting without steam.  Leave the white paper on.

Next, put the piece of cardboard between the shirt layers and sponge on white fabric paint to the inside of the circle.  I used Tulip brand paint and I got it at Michael's.

Let dry for at least an hour.  I let mine dry overnight and I did the last step the next morning before school.  Only took about 10 minutes.  Once the paint is dry, lay the "teacher" word and the number on top of the circle.  Iron on to set, being careful to keep it moving so you don't burn the paint.

Peel all the white paper off, and voila!  A "Teacher 1" and "Teacher 2" shirt to wear for Read Across USA Day!


I also bought these headbands for us to wear.  I couldn't find plain blue ones (lots of 4th of July ones with red and blue, though), so I ended up buying a dozen and figured I could find uses for the others or just stick them in my prize box at school.

Don't forget to head over to my TpT store to grab the freebie graphic to make this!  How do you celebrate Read Across USA?

I also made a second set for one of my very best friends who is a Title I Reading Specialist in a district across town.  She planned and organized a family event tonight: Camp Read-a-Lot!  Here she is with one of her colleagues and the crazy cat himself!

I'm linking up with Steph from Falling Into First!


21 comments

  1. love this idea - I may have to try this next year - pinning!!!

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  2. What a fun idea! Need it for next year now.
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  3. I'm so sorry I wasn't able to get this out earlier, ladies - our puppy died this week so we've been busy crying, reminiscing, cleaning up toys, etc. I can't wait to see you all in these shirts next year!
    Nicole

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  4. Love this idea!! This is so great! So creative!

    And...so sorry to hear about your puppy! That is so sad, sorry for your loss!

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  5. Stacey - thank you for the support! He was 5 years old, but still a puppy to us! It's crazy how a dog really becomes part of your family.
    Nicole

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  6. What a cute idea!
    I have given you an award. Come on over to check it out!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  7. Adorable shirts! Sorry about your dog.

    Shannon
    Tickled to Teach

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  8. Toooo stinkin' CUTE!!! I have an award for you, so come by to pick it up when you get a chance. Have a most lovely weekend!

    Chatterbox Blessings,
    Rebecca
    http://theteacherschatterbox.blogspot.com/2012/03/lovely-blog-award.html

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  9. Oh my goodness - I'm so jealous! That is the cutest idea and it looks fairly easy. I just love it. So glad I popped in to see what you were up to. I will have to save that idea for another Dr. Seuss day. I just posted pictures from our day come check them out. ;o)
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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    1. Thanks Vickie! Love your blog! All your St. Paddy's stuff is so fun!

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  10. This is such a cute idea! LOVE IT! Your blog is adorable. Thanks for finding my blog so I could find yours. :)

    wardswayofteaching.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks so much for this awesome idea. I love it!!!!

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  12. Is there any chance you could make a "Teacher 5" and "Teacher 6" addition to your file. We have 6 kindergarten teachers at our school, and we are wanting to make these to wear on Friday, March 1.

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    1. Just added! Thanks for being patient, I was out of town to do state DOE work :)
      Nicole

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  13. I downloaded this last year and made shirts for my team (we just used 1 & 2, there's eight of us), so this year we're all set for the campus Reading/Writing Dr. Seuss Night! Thanks for such a great idea & resource :)

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    1. You are so welcome! I'm glad you were able to make it work!

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