The upcoming school year looks different for so many kids. As a mom of six, five of my kids (my youngest is only 2-years old) are going back this fall. So, I know how hard it is to manage all the difficult decisions for back-to-school.

It’s important to me that my kids feel a sense of fun when it comes to planning back-to-school, especially while having to navigate this crazy year. That’s where my Cricut machine comes in. With it, I am excited to create personalized T-shirts and signs for their first day.

Below are a few of my favorite ideas, along with T-shirts I made for my kids, to give you inspiration. There’s also an iron-on T-shirt tutorial further down if you prefer to skip there directly.

Class of 2032

We love this cute shirt from Our Photo Diary that can be updated for each year, or design your own in Design Space.

Our Photo Diary "Class of" T-shirt for back-to-school

No Prob-llama

This shirt from Hello Creative Family may be used for a student or teacher heading back to school.

Hello Creative Family back-to-school No Prob-llama T-Shirt

Back-to-Home School

If your kids are virtually learning or homeschooling this year, here’s the perfect shirt project from Design Space.

My Back to Home School T-shirt for back-to-school from Cricut Design Space

Ready to Rule the School

Get your kids ready to rule the school with this great shirt design below from That’s What Che Said.

That's What Che Said Ready to Rule the School T-Shirt design

Virtually there

Don’t skip the first day of school pictures if you are distance learning! Check out this design from Design Space to start the virtual school year.

Virtually a 7th grader T-shirt for back-to-school from Cricut Design Space

Teachers make a difference

Need the perfect shirt for teachers who are headed back to a virtual classroom? Find the below design here in Design Space.

Teachers Make a Difference T-shirt for back-to-school from Cricut Design Space

First Day signs

Don’t forget about that first day of school sign! Here is a quick easy design. If you use removable vinyl, you can reuse the sign again and again (and in my case, again and again for my five kids) for different grades.

First Day of First Grade sign for back-to-school from Cricut Design Space

Remember all the special things from each grade using this design from Ginger Snap Crafts.

Ginger Snap Crafts First Day of Fourth Grade Sign

There are signs specifically for virtual schooling too, like this design.

Back to School-ish Distance Learning sign for back-to-school from Cricut Design Space

Game On t-shirt tutorial

The new school year is just around the corner. To help you get started, here are steps to making a great back-to-school shirt.

You can find the design for this Game On shirt in Design Space

We hope these DIY ideas give you some inspiration to celebrate the first day of school. Show us what you make for Back to School using #cricutmade.