Crafting with Cricut for Black History Month
Each year as February rolls around our family starts to think more and more about Black History Month and how we can spread the message. This year we decided that we would take some of our favourite quotes and put our Cricut to use and create T-Shirts so that we could share messages in different and meaningful ways. We continue to grow our library filled with stories of black historians and the civil rights movement and speak openly with the kids about the past. The kids love sharing these stories with their classmates, teachers and friends. They can now incorporate their new T’s when speaking about their black heroes.
I took to the Cricut design space to see if I could find any Black History Month designs and I was in luck. I was able to find a quote from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. that the kids loved, and we made T shirts for them with bright iron on vinyl.
For my Black History Month projects, I used my Explore Air 2 along with my Easy Press 2. The Easy Press really makes these Iron on projects so easy and quick!
The kids chose bright blue and bright red everyday iron on vinyl for this project I love how crisp the quotes turned out.
The kids have been sharing their stories with their classmates online and are excited to share their shirts as well.
Making t-shirts is one of my favourite things to do. It is really so simple to do. For this project we were able to find quotes that were already in design space, as well as take some our favourite quotes and make our own.
For us learning about Black History happens all the time, not just in February. Because Black History is all of our history. These shirts will be worn throughout the year and we hope that when people see us wearing them it will spark some interest in them and will encourage them to maybe learn a little something that they didn’t already know.
Sometimes you need to make a little noise to get change! This shirt that we made with Infusible Ink sends a strong message that we hope with cause a little good trouble!
Disclosure – This post is sponsored by Cricut but as always the thoughts and opinions are our own.