Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Week 10

August 8, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

Have you hit the road yet this summer? If not, this week’s summer bucket list will help you find the perfect way to get away AND, if so, we’ve got lots of ideas for your next trip.

 

  1. DIY A TRAVEL TOTE
    Heading to a seaside destination? Make this adorable travel tote to get you there in style! This design is perfect for ironing on a shirt, pillow, or beach or pool bag. Make it now in Cricut Design Space here.

 

  1. PICK A ROUTE
    It’s officially summer, and the time to get planning your great escape is now. Forget the stress of international travel, and look to the open road. To help pinpoint some stellar destinations to add to your travel route, My Domaine has rounded up 20 places with history, natural beauty, and culture in spades. Pick one to explore here.

 

  1. CUSTOMIZE A KOOZIE
    Keep your drinks cold on your next road trip with these easy-to-make can koozies. Tastefully Frugal shows you how to use your Cricut to make them here.

 

  1. BUY FROM A FRUIT STAND
    In summer, or anytime for that matter, fruit is the perfect treat! So pick up something fresh and local from a roadside stand. Then use this easy Make It Now project to serve your fresh favorites in style.

 

  1. DIY SNACK BAGS
    Gone are the days of messy snacks and ripped-open sandwich bags. Bring some style and organization to your road trip snacks with these adorable bag toppers.

 

  1. DO CARPOOL KARAOKE
    If you’ve seen Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, then we’re sure you’ll love this! Crank up the tunes, sing along, and have your own carpool karaoke! Below is one of our favorites from Corden to get you inspired.

 

  1. MAKE A ROAD TRIP SHIRT
    Graphic tees are all the rage right now, and it’s so easy to create custom T-shirts using text and images on your Cricut. This tee has the perfect message for when you’re spontaneous and hit the road!

 

 
  1. ROAD TRIP GAMES Road trips are lots of fun until boredom hits the backseat, and your little ones start to grumble. Keep them happy and entertained with this Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Free Printable from Capturing Joy here.
 

 

 

Tell us in the comments below your favorite place to road trip in summer.

And if you missed last week, see the full Cricut Summer Bucket List here.

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Disney Princesses

August 3, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Give your next party a touch of royal fun with the fantastic new collection of Disney® Princess character images on Design Space®! Whether your little one prefers bold Princess Merida, determined Rapunzel or talented Tiana, you’ll find a magical selection of images that are the perfect adornment for any paper craft. Imagine her look of surprise when she sees her favorite princess on a unique project made just for her. It’s any girl’s dream come true!

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Summer Bucket List Week 9

August 1, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

The Summer Olympics start this Friday in Rio de Janeiro, and we could not be more excited!! If you love getting into the spirit of the Games, you’ve come to the right place!

 

  1. LEARN ABOUT THE RINGS
    One of the best parts about the Olympics is their deep roots in tradition, but how much do you really know about its history? Learn more about the rings from Planet Smarty here.

    Then test your knowledge with their super-cute, easy, and FREE printable Olympic sorting game here.

 

  1. SEND FAN MAIL
    Whether you tweet it, email it, or send it, be an active supporter and let your favorite athlete know you’re rooting for them!

 

  1. BAKE OLYMPIC TREATS
    Do more than just watch the Olympics this year–create something delicious inspired by them! The lovely ladies at Pretty Providence show you 20 Olympic Crafts & Recipes here. We can’t wait to make the Olympic torch cupcakes!

 

  1. TRY BRAZILIAN FOOD
    From pão de queijo (cheese bread bites) to mousse de maracujá (passionfruit mousse), Brazil features authentic cuisine as delicious as it sounds. Celebrate the Olympic host country by hosting your own Brazilian dinner party. This list of 24 Brazilian Foods You Need To Eat Right Now from Buzzfeed will definitely inspire your appetite.

 

  1. DIY MEDALS
    If you have restless kids at home who need a fun activity, make DIY medals! They can hold their own Olympic Games and award each other with the gold, silver, or bronze. The best part is that they are so cheap and easy to make with this post from Homemade Ginger!

 

  1. CELEBRATE OTHER COUNTRIES
    The Olympics presents the perfect opportunity to learn about and celebrate other cultures. You can even create adorable crafts and cards using our Children Around the World images!

 

  1. MAKE FLAG CRAFTS
    Remember all those red, white, and blue crafts you made for 4th of July? Well, break out your supplies again! This week, create some beautiful projects using your country’s flag as inspiration. We have lots of easy Make It Now projects in Design Space to inspire you.

 

 
  1. BUILD AN OBSTACLE COURSE Make the Olympics more than a spectator sport by throwing an obstacle-course party! You can use just about anything to create a fun obstacle course in the backyard: hula hoops, tires, ladders, pool noodles, buckets … you name it! Listotic gives you tons of ideas here.
 

 

 

Tell us in the comments below your favorite Summer Olympic event.

And if you missed last week, see the full Cricut Summer Bucket List here.

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Week 7

July 18, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

  1. GAZE AT THE STARS
    Load up some blankets and head outside to watch the stars. You can make these fun and educational Constellation Lacing Cards to help kids learn the shapes of the common star groups, or constellations. They also encourage the use and development of fine motor skills. Make these now in Design Space!

 

 

  1. CATCH A FISH
    Reel in the summer fun by going fishing! Be sure to check the rules and regulations for your local waterways. And, whether or not you catch something, you can DIY some fun fishy style for your home.

 

  1. COOK OVER A CAMPFIRE
    There's nothing like a good campfire meal when you're hungry and out in the fresh air! We recommend tinfoil dinners and s’mores for a tasty way to cook and easy clean up! Try this kid-friendly menu from Camping Café!

 

  1. GO TECH-FREE FOR A DAY
    As much as we love (and I mean love) our smartphones, laptops, tablets, and more, we can all agree that we need a break from time to time. It doesn't help that some of us spend more time looking at devices than anything else. Take a break for a full 24 hours from tech devices, and get out and enjoy the sunshine!

 

  1. GO FOR A HIKE
    One of our favorite activities is to go exploring outdoors! The kids love to write about and draw what they discover, so where better than in a mini book they make themselves? This easy Make It Now project prints black and white, so your little ones can color it as they like. And you can string it together with regular white paper to make it a little journal!

 

  1. SLEEP OUTSIDE
    Craving old-fashioned family fun? Then put away the video games and pitch a tent in your backyard for a night of analog activities under the stars. By sticking close to home, your kids can feel safe and secure, be within walking distance of a bathroom, and still enjoy a family bonding experience! Make it a fun experience by following these 7 Ideas to go Backyard Camping from Parents.com. Happy camping!

 

  1. HIT THE BEACH
    Yay, it’s a beach day! We like to take our small beach supplies (sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, book) in a handbag. That way, they don’t get crushed by the sand toys and towels. And, of course, you can add some easy DIY beach style to your bag with this easy Make It Now project!.

 

 
  1. NAP IN A HAMMOCK Hammocks rock! (See what we did there?) There’s no better way to pass the lazy days of summer than with a nice long outdoor nap! So grab a book, find a hammock, and settle in. Because sometimes a nap is calling and you must go!
 

What’s your favorite way to get outside in the summer? Tell us in the comments below, and if you missed last week see the full Cricut Summer Bucket List here.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Lemonade Stand

July 11, 2016 • Contributor: Julie May

Kids love lemonade stands. They love making the signs, stirring the lemonade, and, of course, collecting the money. With inflation and technology, today’s lemonade stand might look a little more, shall we say, sophisticated? Since Cricut is kid-friendly, young entrepreneurs can make their own signage (under adult supervision) and other fun add-ons to attract sales.

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The Cuttlebug: Your Key to Embossing and Die Cutting

The Cuttlebug: Your Key to Embossing and Die Cutting

June 13, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Chances are, you’re aware that the Cricut Explore is the ultimate electronic cutting machine for DIY crafts and endeavors. But did you know that you can take your project to the next level with the Cuttlebug, our portable, versatile and oh-so-easy die cutting and embossing machine?

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!

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Between the Lines: Adult Coloring Pages

May 19, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

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 elevated pages are certain to give you stunning results. Of course, Cricut’s put their own unique spin on the activity and the results are breathtaking. It’s oh-so-easy to just print or draw, color and enjoy!

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Dino-Sized Fun: Dinosaur Crafts

May 7, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of happy, laughing kids who are having the time of their lives because of small touches of whimsy that add up to big, dino-sized fun! Whether your child is a budding fossil hunter or you’re just ready to party Jurassic- style, these fabulous paper marvels made on the Cricut can transform any setting into a prehistoric paradise!

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End of the Month Wrap-Up: April

April 29, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

April showers may bring May flowers, but here at Cricut, we’ve seen a flurry of creativity sprouting this month. Take a stroll through some of our personal faves. From eye-catching animals to making a masterpiece for Mom, there’s always inspiration to be found.

Ready to add a flash of the wild to your living space? This T-Rex Papercraft Template from our “Real Party Animals” article is ready to roar.

Any baby will rule the playground in this hilarious “boss” one-piece by Sew Woodsy. Check out the other winners from our blogger/partner T-shirt contest in “T-Shirts That Are More U.”

When it comes to keeping track of baby’s big events, we’ve got it all tied up for you! Check out this cute tie idea and others at “Meaningful Milestones.”

Create a Mother’s Day card that will truly make her proud. This lovely watercolor project and many more can be found at “Make Mom’s Day.”

We can’t wait to see what May will bring. In the meanwhile, Happy Making!

Show us your favorite April project with #CricutMade

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Head of the Class

April 26, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

National Teacher’s Day is May 3rd, and we think it’s time these hard-working individuals got more than just an apple of appreciation for all they do for their students. Why not make something unique to their contributions with one of these A+ Cricut creations? Easy, colorful and keepsake-worthy, they’re sure to move you to the head of the class.

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