I love the idea of kids proudly declaring their love for dear old dad. This shirt is of course ideal for Father's Day, but can easily be worn year round. What dad wouldn't love seeing their kiddo in a shirt that tells the world just how awesome they are? Cute kid + cool shirt = awesome father's day gift. Maybe pose Mr. Rad with his adoring fans for a special photo, frame that bad boy and you've got next year's gift! I'm offering free printable downloads for an iron on, freezer paper stencil, and Cricut compatible file!
Oh, and be sure to check back Monday for two free printable card versions!
To make these shirts with an iron on: first Download Rad Dad Iron On, then print (scale 100% for a kid's tee and 50% for a onesie) on iron transfer paper, and iron on a blank shirt. Note: this will only work on a white shirt.
To create these with a freezer paper stencil: Download Rad Dad Freezer Paper Stencil, print (scale 100% for a kid's tee and 50% for a onesie) on standard paper and follow these instructions for stenciling. Note: after placing the main stencil piece you will need to add the centers of the letters - I just eyeballed them and ironed them down.
(Who told Jude he could be so grown up, and so dang cool?)
Want to make these the super easy way? Get yourself the Cricut Explore™! When I went to ALT I had the pleasure of attending a dinner hosted by Handmade Charlotte and Cricut. Not only is Rachael as cool as you imagine her in real life, the Cricut people are beyond nice. How nice you say? Well let's see ... they gave me a Cricut Explore™ machine!!! This little project was the perfect excuse to learn how to use it. This bad boy rocks! Not only can it cut just about anything, including fabric and even leather, it is super easy to use. It reminds me of an Apple product, sleek and intuitive. You basically turn it on, hook it up to your computer, and start making. I haven't had a chance to explore all of the cool designs and projects, but I did figure out how to use my own file to create these shirts and man oh man does it make freezer paper stenciling a cinch!
To make this with the Cricut: Download Rad Dad File, start a new project in the Cricut Design Space™, upload the file (vector), weld the layers, adjust your size, place your freezer paper shiny side down on the cutting mat and cut! Now the hard part has been done for you and it's time to move on to the fun part: making your shirt (see details above)!
Here's to celebrating all the rad dads!
Disclosure: Please note this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking one of these links I will make a small commission, thank you so much! Also, I was gifted the Cricut machine, however, as always all opinions are my own.