July 25, 2021 by Cricut
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Angela van Tijn, blogger and founder of One Smiley Monkey, shows us a fun and easy project that will help your child feel their best for the upcoming school year. Learn how to complete a super cute back-to-school outfit using your Cricut machine and materials!


This upcoming school season is an especially exciting one for us. Finally, after a year of remote learning, we are all ready and very excited to start in-person learning again. The boys are looking forward to seeing their friends, though they will definitely miss their video games (kids these days, am I right).

Playing on the video gamers lovers’ theme, I made a fun and cheeky back-to-school outfit, complete with a custom “Game Over, Back to School” t-shirt.

A child wears a back-to-school outfit created using Cricut designs, tools, machines and materials

For this project, I used my new Cricut Maker 3– I am so impressed with how incredibly smooth and fast Cricut Maker 3 cuts! If you are looking upgrade, I highly recommend you take a look. Now– onto the project!

Cricut supplies used to create a back-to-school outfit sit on a granite countertop

Creating a custom Cricut tee for your back-to-school outfit– let’s get started

Here is a list of all the tools and materials you will need for this project. Feel free to use my design or customize it how you like. I will explain how you can find the gamer graphics if you want to duplicate mine exactly!

What do you think of the results? We love how it turned out, and my son can’t wait to wear it on his first day back to class! If you end up creating your own custom back-to-school outfit with Cricut, please share your final look using #cricutmade. We’d love to see your finished projects!

Happy back-to-school season!