Easy DIY 100th Day Of School Shirt

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affiliatesNext month my son will celebrate being in Preschool for 100 days. While his teachers have some fun activities planned for the kids, I thought it would be neat to have him wear a tee that celebrated his big accomplishment. If you’ve been following my posts since early 2014, you will remember reading about how hard the first few weeks at Preschool were for Little Man. Today those days seem like a blur when I see the spring in his step as he jumps out of the car and runs up to the school building, in confidence and joy. (Thank God!)

While rummaging through my craft supplies I noticed I have way too many packs of wiggly (googly!) eyes. So yes, that’s where the inspiration for his shirt came from!

Easy DIY 100th Day Of School Shirt

Easy DIY 100th Day Of School Shirt

Materials needed:

A solid colored t-shirt

A pack of wiggly eyes

2 colors of 3D fabric paint

A craft glue gun

A pencil

To avoid making way too many mistakes with the fabric paint, I would recommend first drafting out the words in pencil. (Yes, I did do that and still didn’t have it come out exactly the way I wanted it to. Sigh! Oh well. Little Man loves it so that helps make me feel less judgmental!) If you can use a stencil, even better!

The words on his tee reads: “Eye” Am 100 Days Smarter.

DIY 100 Days of School (1)

Now to ensure we didn’t have any fabric paint smudges, Little Man and I stuck the wiggly eyes on first. He counted each eye, helped with lightly dabbing some glue onto the back of each eye (using the glue gun) and sticking them independently into the 1 and 0s. (Allow your child help you stick the eyes on. It doesn’t have to be stuck on perfectly. The shirt becomes all the more special when you get him/her to help)

DIY 100 Days of School (3)I waited ten minutes after we worked on the eyes, before I started on the fabric paint.

From start to finish, the entire project took about 30 minutes and an additional 2-3 hours to ensure the fabric paint had dried completely.

You can also find some fun 100th Day of School craft kits, stickers, pencils and other goodies online.

What do your kids do for the 100th day of school?



  1. This is a really cute idea. We never did anything to celebrate the 100th day of school. I wish we had done something like this.

  2. My kids had to bring in 100 items. Nothing big. Like beans or cheerios. I would have loved it if they would have had a craft thrown in there too!

  3. Oh how fun!!! I love the shirt ,that is adorable! I don’t have any kids but that would be fun to have a day like that to celebrate!

  4. My kids would have made 100 days if they didn’t miss so much school from the snow! I like this shirt idea!

  5. Awe, that is adorable!! I love the idea of celebrating 100 days of school too. My son is in preschool and it’s fun to see his enthusiasm for school.

  6. Oh my goodness that is so super-cute. We just had our 100 day party.. but this would be perfect for next year too. Thanks so much

    1. We aren’t taking any chances so I plan to hand wash the shirt and hang it out to dry. 😉

  7. Googly eyes are one of my favorite crafting items to use. They make every craft look so much more fun!

  8. The kids normally have contests at school, like a race to complete a 100-piece puzzle. I hadn’t considered making them shirts. They would get a kick out of this one!

  9. My kid’s school always has them dress up like the are 100 years old. It’s so cute to see all the little old people running around the playground!

  10. What a cute idea! My grandson celebrated the 100th day of school by making a poster with 100 different smiley face felt stickers.

  11. Our kids celebrated 100 days yesterday. Last year in pre-school, my youngest made a monster tshirt with 100 googly eyes. I love the “eye”dea!

  12. Lol, that’s adorable! My kids loved 100 day. Wish I would have seen this before. Keeping in mind for next year.

  13. I love the eyes. What a fun and creative way to celebrate 100 days of school. My kids never made shirts. They school gave them each a special book.

  14. That is adorable. My nephew came home from school with 100 stickers on his shirt the other day but they were falling off as he played. This is so much cuter.

  15. Now that I’m a mommy and a first time one at that, I’m looking forward to doing this with son, but in the meantime I enjoy seeing pictures and when I worked with kids love looking at the walls with all the different ideas.

  16. This is such a cute idea for celebrating 100 days of school! I never thought about doing this. I would love to!

  17. Oh that is such an adorable idea! Love all the little googly eyes! Carter would love making one of those! Thanks for the great idea!

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