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Using a Cricut in the Classroom - Great Ideas & Tips!

Using a Cricut in the classroom can be a huge blessing! Don't believe me? Let me show you exactly what I mean!
Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!

Saving Money using Cricut in the Classroom

My Cricut has allowed me to make staff, student, and room mom gifts cheap and easy. Here are a few examples:
  • Make Christmas ornaments as gifts for your students or have the students help make them as family gifts. Many times you can find ornaments for a great price at dollar stores and then affix vinyl to your ornaments. 
  • Create Christmas stockings to help decorate your classroom for your students. I also found stockings at the dollar store, used a heat transfer vinyl, cut the vinyl with my Cricut, and then ironed them on. These cost me a whopping $2.00 after everything was done! What a cheap keepsake!
  • Use the Cricut in the classroom to label backpacks or reading bags for your students - particularly those in preschool or Kindergarten. Heat vinyl transfer was again my friend for labeling the backpacks!
  • Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!

  • Create t-shirts for your team of teachers. Buy some iron-on lettering, print out what you want, and you'll be all set with another great gift idea in no time!
  • Tip: Go to your local sign shops for free vinyl scraps! Many times these businesses will set aside scraps, particularly for teachers! This is a great way to save money and get professional grade vinyl to make your gifts and classroom goodies!

Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now! A Cricut in the Classroom is User-Friendly

  • Once you've learned the basics of your machine, it's seriously super easy! Ask a friend for help, or do a simple YouTube search for the type of Cricut you have. Within 30 minutes you'll have a basic idea of what to do, and your knowledge will continue to grow over time! It honestly becomes a bit of an addiction, and it makes the old die cuts that many schools have seem really old school.
  • When you purchase the new Cricut Air Explore, you automatically receive access to the online cloud based program Cricut Design Space. This will be awesome for you because you can work on a project from anywhere! You'll be able to use the amazing fonts you already have on your computer. And there are great support groups on Facebook to give you support, ideas, and a wonderful community of Cricut users worldwide. 

How to Use Cricut in the Classroom



    Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!
  • Classroom decorating is a breeze when you start using your Cricut! You can make your own banners using your favorite scrapbook paper. Or create name tags, decorate bulletin boards, add some pizzazz to the staff workroom, or anything else you can think of! All of those amazing quotes or wording you see on the walls of a classroom? You can recreate that as well! The possibilities are seriously endless!
  • If you purchase the Cricut Explore, you can literally upload any image you want and cut it out. Google makes this easy as well as there are several images that are royalty free to upload directly to Design Space. There are also several Facebook groups that have shared Google Drive folders filled with thousands of ready to cut images. Many of these folders are organized by topics and make it virtually seamless to create anything you want! 
  • If you have an older model Cricut, you can still use your cartridges! You may want to quickly search the cartridges for a certain shape or animal. Let's say your school mascot is an elephant. Simply go to MyCutSearch.com, type in what you're looking for, and it will show you all of the cartridges that have that specific item. (You can find great deals on Cricut cartridges by watching deals on your local stores or searching eBay.)
  • Get organized with your Cricut too. You can cut out vinyl to label everything from your teacher toolbox to your clipboard or even label various areas or walls in the classroom so students know the expectation for that spot. Your classroom library? Yes, you can even cut vinyl to label all of your book boxes!
  • Are you required to show the standards you address in your classroom? Cut out some vinyl and affix it to your whiteboard. This way you have the basics up there each day and all you have to do is add the particularly standards or objectives that are being covered that day. 
I purchased my Cricut off of Amazon. This is the Cricut that I have: Cricut Explore One. This is the transfer tape that I use for vinyl projects: Transfer Tape for Craft Cutters. This transfer tape is by far the cheapest that I've found! Most crafters think that they have to throw the transfer tape away after they use it one time, but you don't have to! I typically just wrap my used piece back around the transfer tape roll and use it until it is no longer sticky. I will sometimes get four to five uses out of one piece of tape!

Need some more inspiration? Here are projects other teachers have done using their Cricut in the classroom!

Once you get comfortable with your Cricut you'll find you use it all the time in your classroom. It can quickly become a fun obsession! The fact that it can save you time and money is simply an added bonus!

What other ways would you add for using a Cricut in the classroom? I'd love for you to share them in the comments below!

Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!
Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!
Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!
Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!
Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!
Are you looking for ways to use a Cricut in the classroom? This blog post has you covered! You'll find ideas for decorating, organizing, saving money, and more! Click through to see all the fabulous ideas that can be used at ANY grade level and even in your homeschool (or anywhere in your home or school)! Check it out now!

A BIG thank you to all of the teacher's that shared their pictures for this post! Photo credit: Danielle Siapas, Heather Burke, Lauren Nosbush, LeighAnn Durham, Lisa Gilliland, and One Crafty Brit.


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