For the past few years my children have taken part in the NSPCC’s Number Day at school. The NSPCC Number Day is a maths-inspired fundraising event where schools across the UK raise money for the NSPCC whilst taking part in fun maths activities and wearing clothes with a number on.
My children were asked to dress up as numbers but there was no way they were going to do that. So I came up with a fun little tshirt on my Cricut inspired by those silly words we used to type out on our calculators when I was at school! My 11 year old enjoyed wearing his Cricut made Numbers Day shirt so I thought I would share it in case any one is looking for a fun shirt to make with numbers on it for a school event.
Cricut made Numbers Day shirt
To make our Numbers Day shirt you will need the following:
Cricut StrongGrip mat
Cricut SportFlex Iron-On
calculator svg (I purchase mine from Etsy)
I purchased the svg I needed from Etsy. It featured the word hEll0 upside down by using the numbers 07734 and looked like a vintage calculator screen.
Open Cricut Design Space and create a new project. Import your svg and re-size (I measured the plain tshirt I wanted to use to make sure the image would fit).
I chose Cricut SportFlex Iron-On in black and set up my Cricut machine with the StrongGrip mat.
I then set the Cricut machine to cut the text from vinyl.
Then I was able to weed the excess vinyl away, ready to press it in place.
I set the EasyPress on top of the vinyl according to the instructions (150°C for 30 seconds – flip and press for 15 seconds). Then slowly removed the liner when it was cool to touch.
It was an easy Cricut project but made for a really fun tshirt to wear for Numbers Day. My son loved wearing it and it made for a fun puzzle to challenge his school friends.