This teacher loves Cricut!

You heard that right! I love my Cricut, and y’all know I’m a girly girl, so I’m not talking about that those noisy bugs! Also, not too long ago I received an amazing package in the mail from Cricut! And when I say amazing, I mean my mouth dropped to the floor and I was in crafty girl heaven!
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Now I’ve always been a huge Cricut fan. I have the very first machine they ever made, the little Gypsy devise and a million cartridges. This time they’ve outdone themselves. This Cricut Explore One is so easy to use, lightweight and has so many great options. I also love that I can cut using fonts from my very own computer, because Lord knows I have 5,000 of them.
The possibilities are endless with this guy! In fact, we have one for our school in the teacher’s lounge and it gets a major workout.  Here are a few projects made with the Cricut.
This first project was made with one of my favorite KG fonts.  I’m so excited about this faux bulletin board I made outside my room.  Now that I’m the schools reading specialist, I thought it was important to promote reading and show that our entire staff reads.  I got this durable paper at Target, held it up with masking tape and then hot glued burlap ribbon on the masking tape for a border.  Then I cut out the hashtag letters for the board and soon I’ll be hanging all of our teacher’s pretty faces on the paper along with a book they recently read.
 These t-shirts and water bottles were also made with the Cricut for our soccer team! Super easy and cute!
And finally, for my sweet kinder babies that are struggling with the letters in their names, I pulled out the Cricut this morning to make some giant, first initials. I just threw some white construction paper on a large mat, opened up the computer and in minutes had a bunch of large letters.
This week my students will be cutting out some pictures that begin with the same letter as their name and decorating their letters.
If you think a Cricut is something you need to help you teach, I have some great news.  You or your favorite teacher can win their very own prize pack from Cricut.
There are still 13 days to enter, but go quickly!
You can click HERE to join the fun!
Good luck and thank you Cricut for taking care of teachers.
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Michelle Oakes

Wife, mom of 2 boys and a bulldog, reading specialist, Target frequenting lover of fashion, home decorating, Cincinnati girl.

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