Sometimes something pops into my inbox that’s just a little bit different and instantly catches my attention. My 8 year old son is always creating things with Lego and bricks or designing new stations or schools (yes really) in his notebook. I just knew he’d like the idea of creating a My Monster t-shirt with My Monster and their design your own kits.
With the My Monster kits you get a pack of 47 stickers, a t-shirt (sizing from 2A ) or sweatshirt, large sheet of baking parchment and full instructions. My son opted for a t-shirt in grey (white and black are also available) and we went for an 8A size.
I would definitely advise to order the t-shirts in a larger size, I looked at the measurements for the 8A online but in hindsight the 10A would have been a better option for my son really. I’m just hoping he doesn’t grow too much before the summer comes, so he can really enjoy his new creation.
The instructions are fairly easy to read and follow, although they don’t mention whether you should have the steam function on your iron on or off. The stickers did seem to adhere more easily with the steam function on in my experience.
Basically you need to iron the t-shirt before creating a My Monster t-shirt design so the fabric is nice and flat. Then it was time for my son to great creative and decide which stickers he wanted to use for his monster and where he’d put them. Included in the sticker collection are 3 body stickers, 6 pairs of legs and arms, 4 mouths, 8 eyes, 19 accessories such as a moon, sun and clouds and 1 test sticker for testing.
All of the stickers are encased in a special plastic film, and my son was soon trying different combinations to get his design just right.
He had great fun creating a My Monster t-shirt with the stickers, and changed his design a couple of times before making his final decision.
The great thing about this kit, is that you can either buy additional t-shirts from the My Monster site or utilise clothing you may already have at home to make other monster tops with the remaining stickers in the set.
Once he was clear on his design it was over to me to actually iron on the stickers and make his creation a reality. No pressure there then.
The stickers have a two-part film and you need to pull that apart, leaving the sticker on the adhesive side, which has a slight pattern to it. I found this process quite tricky and long nails are a definite bonus!
But once I’d managed to separate the film, I placed the sticker, still stuck to the adhesive side of the film, down onto the t-shirt where my son wanted it placed. I would recommend fixing the body sticker first and then working your way around the design.
When your sticker is in place, put the parchment paper over the top and press the iron down firmly and hold it in place for 25-30 seconds. Do not move the iron from side to side or it will ruin the sticker. When the time is up, gently peel the film away from the sticker, which should now be fixed to the fabric. I did find with stickers such as the crown that the points needed to be ironed for a few seconds longer.
I worked my way around my son’s design, one piece at a time and he directed the process, making one more design change along the way.
Creating a My Monster t-shirt was easy, fun and my son was soon able to wear his unique creation.
We’ve since washed this t-shirt on a 30 degrees wash and have ironed over the top of the stickers and they have remained in one piece. The instructions do say that they may wrinkle in the wash, but should iron flat again without an issue.
My son has loved this whole process and will be creating another monster top soon. He’d now like to see sticker sets in different themes as well as the monster.
For more information on this set and other options please visit the My Monster website. The My Monster team have asked me to point out that a GBP purchasing option will shortly be available as well as USD.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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96 thoughts on “Creating a My Monster t-shirt – review”
Funny clothes to dress him up and something to hold like a club!
I would like to see scenery stickers so you can make a whole tableau
Big bright wellington boots and a matching umbrella for our lovely weather!
Beach accessories would look cool .
Googley eyes would be fun!
maybe different types of glasses or sunglasses for the monster…
Musical instruments would be fun!
Some dinosaur stickers because my son loves them
diferent clothes 🙂
I think some things for the weather like sunglasses or umbrellas
Ballet gear such as tutus and wands because my daughter is ballet mad and would love it
different hats and shoes accessories
maybe a football or sports gear x
Farmyard themes animals and machinery – the boys would love it
Dinosaur because my son loves them.
Sports: swimming goggles, flippers & snorkel or football boots, kit & football
Summer holidays clothes would be fun.
Monster farm animals like a horse, to ride on
Food for him to hold – ice creams & donuts etc
Anything unicorn theme as my daughter is obsessed at the mo!
some snacks, like pizza, chocolate or cookies.
unicorn as my daughter loves them
dinosaurs its my nephew loves them
More accessories like glasses, hats, bags, etc
I think smelly stickers would be fun
Some weather accessories like sunglasses, umbrella, boots would be fun
Space stickers but not completely kid style like rockets etc but older styles too x
beach accessories i think would be pretty cool
Something to do with dinosaurs given that so many children are obsessed by them
Maybe some weather symbols for the background like sunshine or clouds.
perhaps some different background objects like rocks, caves, trees etc to give an idea of what the landscape might be like.
I’d love to see some landscapes, like mountains or beach!
Sea creatures, I think kids, would really engage with them – love the idea x
I think summer themed things would be great. Ice creams, sunshine and beach balls. 😀 x
I’d like to see lots of science extras so you could play at all those horror tropes to create your own monster. 🙂
Huge bright wellies and hats would be fun to see and a little different.
what a unique and innovative product. Maybe some foodie accessories for the monsters? x
Some sport equipment, like a football, bat & ball, tennis racket etc…
Seasonal items so he can grow through the seasons with you!
different clothes accessories like umbrella sunglasses wellies
A football and a dog for a pet as my little niece says
Amelia loves pigs.
donkeys because we love them
A vehicle would be fab
funny weapons. my nephew loves funny weapons
A selection of bags and hats
They could include Monster pets or monster foods
I’d like to see some background stickers to build a scene or maybe some words in speech bubbles
outfits, like a fireman suit or a Beefeaters uniform
I think some bling and glasses
Beach accessories for the perfect holiday top!
Under the same monster would be great!
princess outfits because girls can like monsters and monsters can be princesses!
Emojis as they add a little bit of fun.
Some hair & head accessories
Some googley eyes to inject a touch of humour.
some pets for the monster
Astronaught accesories would be cool
Perhaps some space themed decorations and a U.F.O would be good, I think glow in the dark or glitter stickers would be a big hit too!
Football related stickers would be great
My son would like the set to come with tiny versions of the stickers so he could make the monster a little teddy friend
funny hats and wigs would be lovely to create an absolute unique monster
Musical instruments for him to play
Maybe something relating to dinosaurs
Fairies and butterflies would be cute!
Anything to do with pirates, thats all grandson talks about at the moment
Dinosaurs – because they are amazing
My nephew is obsessed with cars and would love a car sticker set to customize a shirt with.
I would like to see a monster David Bowie because I’m a fan.
I would love different faces so he can show his different moods
Googley eyes and glasses
Moustaches, beards and glasses it would be very comical and amuse us all
Definitely some accessories the monster can hold! x
Unicorn or rainbow type accessories because my daughter is obsessed with those at the mo!
country scenery, dinasaurs, planes, cars, trains
I would like to see Dinosaurs as my kids love them!
some sunglasses and different shoes!! x
Dinosaurs and Jungle type trees
Unicorn horn and wings!
I think different foods for the monster to eat would be a great idea!
cartoon draculas the best monster ever
maybe some hobby accessories so the monster can play tennis or football – to match what your own child does
I have two answers, one from my youngest who has said she would like to create her own animals and my middle daughter who is absolutely unicorn mad has told me she would like to have unicorn stickers. Either way their both my little monsters lol.
mermaids and unicorns please
Different clothes x
I think sci-fi themed stickers would be a good addition, such as planets, asteroids and space craft.
monster pets would be a great addition