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Printable Iron-On Transfers

Printable Iron-On Transfers


Once upon a time Nick Jr introduced a Wubbzy craft called a No-Iron Gardening Apron. The design was simple enough and the instructions came with a printable sheet of iron-on transfers. I haven't been able to track down the new location of the craft but, thankfully, the iron-on transfer sheets are still available. The iron-on transfer paper can be found in stationery shops or bought online and can be used in most ink-jet printers.

Wubbzy iron-on transfers

There wasn't any Wubbzy clothing in the UK when the show first started over here, and my little girl just adored Wubbzy. I decided to use the transfers to decorate some of her other clothing. The first item to get a make-over was a pair of rather plain denim dungarees.

plain dungarees Wubbzy dungarees

Although I'd selected transfer paper designed for use on dark fabrics the transfer seemed a little thin and you could see the denim through the transfer. I'm sure it was something I did wrong, but I only had one pair of dungarees to practice on!

Wubbzy on denim

This got me thinking a little bit more. I had been intending to buy my Little'un some Peppa Pig knickers to try and get this potty deal finalised, but wouldn't Wow! Wow! knickers be even better !?!?!?

Wubbzy Knickers

The Second Page of the printable Tic-Tac-Toe game from Nick Jr, consists of a sheet of counters. 6 identical images of Wubbzy, Walden and Widget, just small enough for the front of knickers or vests. Just print out page two on iron-on transfer paper and cut around the images, not right up to the edges but leaving a very small (1 or 2 mm) white border. You then need to iron the transfers onto plain knickers - I bought a 10-pack in Debenhams for £4.

tic tac toe counters  

Of course, the iron-on transfers need not be limited to clothing. I printed three other pages from the Wow Wow Wubbzy Printables page from Nick Jr  and ironed them onto white felt. When they were cool I cut them out carefully and arranged them on a larger piece of felt in a contrasting colour, they don't stick as well as proper Fuzzy Felt would but there is enough traction for them to hold still whilst your youngster makes up their picture.

Wubby Felt Game

Posted by OneProudMomma at Sunday, August 01, 2010 10:58 AM