If you are looking for an easy and super fun way to document your children on their first day of school there are so many great options to choose from! I highly recommend this First Day of School Keepsake T-shirt idea. It doesn’t even have to be a T-shirt with this free cut file. It can be any T-shirt!
I love the first day of school photos! If you didn’t know already I offer these free First Day of School Chalkboard Printables and I also shared how to write text on images without Photoshop…something I do for my boys as well on the first day of school!
I missed the boat with this keepsake t-shirt idea with my oldest but I certainly was able to do it with my middle dude! He started Kindergarten last year but with Spangenbaby, I just never got around to posting about it! Here he was last year! <3
Supplies Needed for a First Day of School Keepsake T-shirt:
- T-shirt (in a size an 18 year old would wear!)
- Free Cut File
- Heat Transfer Vinyl
- Silhouette or Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine
I started off by cutting the heat transfer with my Silhouette. I used my iron and I applied it to an XL white T-shirt.
I chose XL because my dude is spitting image of my brother, who is 6’5″ and tall. I chose an XL just to be safe. Use your best judgement when choosing your own size. Maybe go off of the size you or your husband are wearing now. It can always be a little big and not be a problem but you’d hate for it to be too small and not get one of those last year photos! Make sure you mirror your image when working with heat transfer if you are making your own file!
Then I took a picture of him wearing the shirt on the first day of school for Kindergarten. Then I repeated this year for 1st grade. For several years it will just be a little guy in a ginormous shirt but sooner than later (I’m sure so much SOONER) you will begin to see how much they are growing as they fill out the shirt as they go up to their senior year! Then you can make a collage of all the images and have a great first day of school keepsake T-shirt!
You can also have them sign the back, the progression of signatures is so fun to see! Or you can also do hand prints as well!
To download your own copies of the Keepsake T-shirt Cut File, simply sign up for my emails! After you confirm your subscription, the password for the printable library will be displayed on your web browser and emailed to you and you may download any and all of my free printables! If you are already a subscriber, don’t worry, you can find the password at the bottom of all emails sent!
P.S. I will update the download folder each year and add that year specific cut file! Yay!