It cuts out fonts and designs from my computer. But, that's not all! See those pretty pens in the storage department? It can also DRAW designs or WRITE with fonts from my computer. Can you imagine the possibilities?? Oh my word! All of my envelopes are going to be addressed using KG fonts now! <3 Love at first use! :)
Well, actually it was love at first sight because the machine has a storage spot for every little tool and accessory and that makes this teacher's OCD heart happy, happy, happy!
I thought today I would show you a few ways that I've used my Cricut to help decorate my classroom to create a warm and inviting place for my kiddos.
First up is our "Mon-STAR Masterpiece" wall. This is our hall display that stays up year-round. It goes with our classroom monster theme and it makes for an easy-to-change work display.
The frames are from Michael's and I spray painted them to match my classroom. I used command hooks to hang them with ribbon. At the bottom of each frame are clothespins covered with washi tape that can easily hold students' work.
In the center of the rows of frames, I knew I wanted a bit of a dramatic heading. I used scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and my Cricut to cut out letters using a fun font on my computer. Perfection!
I added a few fun pom-pom monsters to tie in our theme and bring a little whimsy to the display.
I'll also give you a glimpse of how I used the Cricut inside of my classroom. I created this giant pencil from burlap (stuffed with newspaper and painted). I wanted it to look like the pencil was really writing on the wall, so I used black vinyl to cut the word "WRITE" - a little inspiration near our writing stages display.
Once I saw this quote, I knew I wanted to use it in my classroom and I thought this bulletin board was the perfect location. Again, I used scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and some fun, different fonts. I stapled the letters to my board and added some other decorations to the corner, knowing that I wanted students' self-portraits to fill the rest of the space.
I think it makes a cozy, warm impression as you walk into our classroom. We're a family! <3
I actually can't take credit for this fun classroom decor piece. I have a super talented friend who uses her Cricut to make amazingly, fun and gorgeous projects. I mean, how FUN is this birthday cake door hanger? My students have already been SO excited to see it hanging on the door with their names written in the chalk spots on their birthdays! What CAN'T you do with a little paint and vinyl?? <3
Mr. Madden actually turned a regular trashcan into this masterpiece for our classroom! I mean, how fun is this trashcan?? A few pvc pipes, large googly eyes, foam teeth, and vinyl circles - amazing transformation!
You can see from these pics that I'm a vinyl fanatic! It is by far my favorite material to use, but the Cricut can cut SO much more - cardstock, washi tape, duct tape, aluminum, chipboard, foam, and leather...just to name a few!
I've got a few more projects up my sleeve and I'll be back to show them to you soon!
Did you know that Cricut is having an amazing back-to-school giveaway for teachers??
Each week for 7 weeks they are picking 10 winners for amazing prize packages!! Entering is super easy!
You can nominate yourself HERE. If you nominate yourself, comment below so I can find you and VOTE for you! I'd love to see one of my blog readers WIN!! :) Trust me, your classroom deserves some Cricut love!