July 25, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut
With a long winter ahead, it’s time to spend as much time outdoors as possible! This week is all about getting outside, getting wet, and having lots of fun! Stay cool on those hot summer days with these summer bucket list ideas. AND, be sure to show us your pics by using #CricutSummer.
- TWO WORDS: SLIP & SLIDE
Oh yeah! That’s right, we said, slip ‘n’ slide! Are you having childhood flashbacks? Take one of your favorite childhood summer activities to the next level with this DIY Giant Slip ‘n’ Slide tutorial from Fresh Crush!
- GO TO A WATERPARK
Heading to the waterpark this week? There is so much to remember when you’re heading out for a pool, waterpark, or beach day with little ones. Be sure to check out this post from Frenchie Wraps, where she shows you what to pack in your swim bag. You’ll also see how to DIY a personalized saying on it, so you’ll never get it mixed up with the neighbors’!
- HAVE A WATER WAR!
Cool off with a spontaneous water fight! If you don’t want to take the time to fill up water balloons (or pick up the pieces after they’ve popped), then you will love this tutorial from Mom Spotted. She shows you how to make reusable sponge bombs using dollar-store supplies. She even includes a list of water war rules for your little ones.
- TRY SUP
‘Sup? SUP is what’s up! Stand-up paddleboard is a great way to get outside, stay fit, and have fun. If you haven’t tried it, you’re going to love it! Not convinced? Check out this post from Lipstick Lifestyle on why you NEED to try SUP.
- THROW A POOL PARTY
Invite your friends, family, or the whole neighborhood over for a pool party! You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful, festive setting for your backyard: we’ve got easy Make It Now projects! For everything from colorful signs to cute cupcake toppers and watergun holders, check out Design Space now.
July 13, 2016 • Contributor: Anna Rose Johnson
July 11, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut
Whether you’re celebrating the Fourth of July or the longest days of the year, this week’s bucket list is all about summertime adventure and play! From sparklers to concerts, we’re helping you celebrate all the special activities that scream summer.
- MAKE A SNOW CONE GAME
Summertime, and the living’s easy! Send your kids outside with a darling snow cone match game to play in the sun. The magnet material makes it fun and simple. This adorable match game is an easy Make It Now project available in Design Space.
- GO BOWLING
When was the last time you went bowling? When it’s too hot to be outside and you still want to be active, bowling is a blast!
- BUILD A TREEHOUSE
Yes, this really could be the summer that you finally build a treehouse for your kids! This post from Crafting a Green World teaches the best way to build a treehouse that’s safe and sound for you and the tree.
- ADD CLASSIC IRON-ON
Yearning for the good ol’ days of Mario Brothers and Pac-Man? Get back to your childhood, and pull out some old video games this week. We’ve even got the perfect Make It Now project to show off that old-school style in Design Space.
- DIY COLORING PAGES
It's undeniably the hottest trend out there right now: adult coloring books. Whether you’re a modern Matisse or an aspiring artist who last picked up colored pencils in elementary school, these pages will give you stunning results. It’s so easy to just print or draw, color, and enjoy!
- CREATE A TERRARIUM
The terrarium trend is cropping up everywhere (see what we did there?). Beat summer boredom by making a terrarium that’s impossible to kill! These easy Make It Now cacti are the perfect way to add some style, whimsy, and fun to your office or home.
June 13, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting
The Cuttlebug is one of the first machines we ever offered! Whether you want to make a quick card or add a finishing touch of depth and texture, you know the Cuttlebug will deliver breathtaking results. Many makers work with it on its own, and others use it as a companion piece to the Cricut Explore.
However you use it, we know that you’ll love the Cuttlebug!
June 30, 2016 - Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting
June 28, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting
June 27, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut
Are you ready for the most jawsome week of the year?! Shark Week premiered yesterday on Discovery Channel and is going strong for six more days. We’ve got lots of great summer bucket list items to help you really get into the spirit of Shark Week!
- VISIT THE AQUARIUM
Ever wondered what’s the real point of Shark Week? Well, this week-long holiday means more than just watching sharks swim on TV. The program was originally started to raise awareness and respect for sharks, and now has become one of the longest running cable events in history. One way to become more aware is to visit your local aquarium.
- DIY SHARK
We’ve got some pretty great images as part of our Shark cartridge and as our Shark week gift to you enjoy ALL of the images below for FREE this week (from June 26-July 2, 2016). Make something now and show us your projects using #CricutSummer
- THROW A SHARK MOVIE PARTY
Don’t just camp out in front of the TV alone this year! Throw a Shark Week viewing party complete with themed treats, décor, and drinks! We are obsessed with this adorable décor fromEveryday Party Mag.
- DONATE TO A SHARK FOUNDATION
Again, the real point of Shark Week is to raise awareness and respect for sharks, after all, they are endangered. And what better to help out than to donate to a shark charity!
- MAKE YOUR RING TONE THE JAWS THEME SONG
Nothings says SHARKS quite like
duunnn dunnn... duuuunnnn duun... duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn
- Show your Shark Week pride by switching your ringtone, ringback tone, and anything else you can to the Jaws theme song!
- USE THE GLOBAL SHARK TRACKER
If you want to know what sharks around the world are up to—like, right now!—then you have to try the Global Shark Tracker. This awesome tool from ocearch.com allows you to follow the movements of sharks in real time!
- TRY THE ULTIMATE SHARKS APP
Learn all you can about sharks this week by tuning into Discovery Channel. This week’s schedule has lots of awesome-sounding programs like Sharksanity, Nuclear Sharks, and Sharks vs. Dolphins: Face Off. Tune in to learn more!
Check out the Ultimate Sharks App from Discovery here.
- CREATE SHARK APPAREL
Since you probably can’t watch all 168 hours of Shark Week, shark apparel is the perfect way to show people you’re celebrating. It’s just like wearing green to work on St. Patrick’s Day. The Crafted Sparrow used her Cricut Explore Air to make this adorable shark-inspired shirt.
So tell us in the comments below: Do you think Shark Week lives up to the hype?
And if you missed last week see the full Cricut Summer Bucketlist here.
Need some more deep-sea inspiration? Check out these additional projects in Design Space: