I’m using my Cricut machine to make this boy-approved DIY Dinosaur Easter Shirt. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but provide a small commission to help this site continue to bring more Cricut tutorials.
I never struggled finding cute Easter shirts for my daughter. But for my boys? A different story. They are past the age of cutesy bunnies being acceptable on a shirt. Lately I’ve noticed a trend of taking animals that are more on trend of what my boys like (sharks, dinosaurs, etc.) and turning them into an Easter theme. I had a few blank shirts around, and of course I had to use my handy dandy Cricut machine to make this DIY Dinosaur Easter Shirt.
- Cricut machine – Either a Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker will work for this project
- Cricut StandardGrip Cutting mat
- Iron-on Vinyl – At least 5 colors; I’m using black, pink, green, yellow, and gold.
- Weeding Tool
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Measuring tape
Open up Cricut Design Space. Use my already designed file HERE. Instead of clicking, “make, ” click “customize.”
Use the measuring tape to measure the front of the shirt where you would like the design to go. Resize the design to fit the area that you have measured. Send the design to the Cricut machine to cut.
Make sure that all elements of the design are set to “mirror.” If you’re new to using iron-on vinyl, be sure to read How to Get Iron-on Vinyl Right the First Time.
Once all elements are cut, use the weeding tool to remove all unnecessary vinyl from the different cuts.
When using the Cricut EasyPress or Cricut EasyPress 2, I never start without consulting the Cricut Interactive Heat Guide. It is my go-to source to make sure that I am using the correct temperature, time, and peel method. Use the Cricut Interactive Heat Guide and follow the instructions to adhere the vinyl to the shirt.
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