Make these adorable “If You Can read This” Kids socks inspired by Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy from Disney Books! The tutorial will show you how to DIY your own pair of socks!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Disney Book Group. All opinions stated here are my own.
Getting the kids ready for bed has always been a struggle for me. We learned some tips that made the bed time routine a little easier. Letting my daughter pick the bed time story she wanted to hear is always a winner. Our favorite book has been Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Scott Campbell. Inspired by the book, I’m sharing a craft project to DIY “If You Can Read This…” kids socks.
You’ve probably seen those socks all over, but it is usually for adults. I decided to make some for my kids and they turned out perfectly! This DIY project is so easy that you’ll be making everyone some socks! Plus, they make such cute gifts!
DIY “If You Can Read This” Kids Socks
- Cutting machine like the Silhouette Cameo or Cricut
- Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) in white (or whatever color you prefer)
- Thick cotton kids sock (I got these)
- Iron or heatpress
- Free design file
- Weeding tools
Step 1: Open up Silhouette Studio. Click the text option to type out your words or download the free file. If you want to write your own version, just type out your words and use the text tool to pick your font style. Size your phrase to fit the size of your socks.
Step 2: Since we are using heat transfer vinyl, we must mirror the phrase. Right click, then select flip horizontally. Click the “Send” button to adjust your cut settings. Select the material. In our case it is Heat transfer – smooth (if that is what you are using).
Step 3: Place your heat transfer vinyl on the Silhouette mat (place it clear sheet down). Load the Silhouette cutting mat. Send the design to cut. Once the design is finished cutting, weed the design.
Step 4: Position the design on the socks, then press using an iron or heat press. Carefully peel the clear sheet. You are all set!
Easiest project ever, right? My kids love wearing their comfy socks especially when we’re reading Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy book. It is such a fun and hilarious book that can be enjoyed by everyone.
About Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy
A hilarious twist on a classic bedtime story: When a boy who routinely refuses to go to bed gets a talkative stuffed animal, the tables are turned!
It is impossible not to crack up while reading this all-dialogue bedtime story by Drew Daywalt, the New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Day the Crayons Quit. Scott Campbell’s expressive illustrations bring home the hilarity. Roderick hates going to bed, and the young boy has become quite resourceful in coming up with ways to delay the dreaded hour when the lights must go out. Roderick’s loving parents–fed up with the distractions and demands that have become his anti-bedtime ritual–decide to get him a stuffed animal to cuddle with and help him wind down. However, Sleepy quickly proves to be a bit high-maintenance. Just when we fear the night may never end, Sleepy’s antics become too exhausting for Roderick to bear.
The book and socks would make a wonderful gift for any child. The holidays are coming – it would make a one-of-a-kind gift for a special child in your life. I love making homemade gifts for my friends and family – this year it will definitely include a pair of personalized socks and this book for the kids.
What is your child’s favorite bedtime story?