I’ve also been using my cricut for special occasions at school – Christmas, Mother’s Day, Easter, World Teachers Day, just to name a few! And it’s not just for gifts – it’s also been a wonderful tool for hands on activities.
Here’s just a sample of the ones I managed to get photos of.
Lacing cards – I cut out both the square and many small circles in a Christmas themed pattern ready for stitching. Students used a blunt needle and wool to lace in and out. These were then stuck to the front of Christmas cards for a personalised DIY parent card. These are cards my grade 2 students made. Fantastic for fine motor skills. Gorgeous! **Hint** – the love heart templates are perfect for Mother’s Day cards too!
Want a copy of the free cricut pattern file that I designed? Click here!
World Teachers Day
Who doesn’t love a surprise gift? Each year I make super cute personalised gifts for my co-teachers to let them know they are appreciated. Here’s a selection of what I’ve made over the years: mini stationary sets (print and cut), hole punches, pens, candy jars, and Bitmoji stickers with the a picture of the recipient (print and cut).
Wearing a poppy is an important symbol of respect and reverence. Each year I make gorgeous poppies for my teaching team to attach to their shirts with a safety pin.
Bunnies! I love these little bunny huggers! Wrap one around a mini egg and leave on student desks as a surprise. This was a free download from Lia Griffith (click here for the freebie link!)
I’d love to know how you use your cricut for special occasions! Happy cricut-ing!