Saturday, March 9, 2013

Teacher Talent Show & Zebra Print Shirt Tutorial

So I'm pretty sure my teachers in high school were never THIS cool! These ladies are my co-workers, many of them also special education teachers. Yes, we can get a little crazy as you can see (I'm the one on the ball in case you were wondering) but we do it all for the kids :)
Every year our school puts on a talent show.You might remember the dance we did last year. Our group is the "Remedy" and we dance. Oh, and I totally do a round off - you have to check it out! ha. We try to do a lot of popular songs that the kids enjoy. This year we did Levels by Avicii, Gangam, T. Swift, Call Me Maybe, Kiss You (One Direction), Thrift Shop, the Harlem Shake (hence the crazy props), among others.

You can see our performance below or here. It cracks me up and I hope you find it funny as well. I'm the blonde on the left, second to the end at the start of the dance. (It takes them a while to start the music and for us to all get on the stage, so feel free to skip the first 30 seconds) The end is the funniest so make sure you check us out doing the Harlem Shake!
So, what did you think?

And now for how we made our shirts:
Iron On Letters Tutorial:
Last year we puffy painted them, but this year we really liked the idea of Zebra print. I found these shirts and Zebra iron ons at Hobby Lobby. 
We used a Cricut and the Alphalicious Cartridge to cut out the letters. It worked best when the settings were changed to the highest pressure and lowest speed. Also we needed to tape down the iron-on so it wouldn't move around while cutting.

To iron it on you need to place the letters paper side up. As you can see below, not all of the paper came off when I tried to pull it off. Learning experience for all of us but we finally figured it out toward the end - the trick is to pull the paper off while it is still hot. It worked much better when we ironed each letter one at the time and then pulled off the paper on that letter. However, if yours turns out like mine you can scratch off the paper little by little and it will eventually work. :)

And here's the final shirt(s)! I love the zebra!!
Also, not sure if you could see it in the video but we each had a word on the back of our shirts that, when put all together, said "We Are Never Ever Ever Ever Getting Back Together." We did this by projecting each word on the white board, pinning up our shirts, and then tracing the word with the sharpie. Then we filled it in with puffy paint. And on our arms - socks and leg warmers! :)

And that's my sister-in-law with the Iron Man costume on under her shirt. How crazy that we ended up working at the same school!

I'm so thankful for such a fun group of co-workers! And for a good way to get a work out in too! :)


  1. This does look fun! And when did teachers all get so cute, lol? My son's school has all cute teachers too. When I went to school everyone had gray hair and wore support hose, lolol.

    Thanks for sharing. I found you on the Raising Imperfection hop.

  2. Oh my goodness, too fun! I love how much fun you have!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  3. You guys were great! I don't remember having talent shows when I was in high school...even if we did, I can't imagine any of my teachers dancing like that!

  4. It looks like you girls have TOO much fun! That's awesome!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo


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