Are you tired of hearing those dreaded words “I’m bored!” Well, I’m here to help. Today I’ve got a fabulous collection of Cricut crafts that are perfect for the kids during these hot summer days and all year long.
I originally thought today’s post would be all about summer craft projects that can be made with your Cricut but then I realized these are great crafts to make all year long. As long as you have your handy dandy Cricut and all your favorite Cricut supplies, these craft projects are great for kids. I especially love that they are projects that they are great for kids of all ages.
They are great for summer days when it’s too hot to do anything outside. They’re great for rainy days and they’re great when you want to stay in your pajamas all day and just get your craft on.
First, I want to talk about my favorite Cricut products that are a must if you want to make Cricut crafts.
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 – This should be obvious. Every crafter needs a Cricut! I currently have the Cricut Explore Air 2 but hope to upgrade to the Cricut Maker very soon. Both the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Cricut Maker are designed to cut a variety of materials, from the most delicate fabric and paper to leather and chipboard.
- Vinyl – I keep a drawer in my craft room stocked with vinyl at all times. You just never know what color vinyl you’re going to need.
- Iron-on Vinyl – I love making t-shirts and other project with iron-on vinyl. I especially like to stock up on Black Iron-on Lite Vinyl.
- Cricut Transfer Tape – You can’t apply vinyl to wood, glasses, mugs, and other surfaces without transfer tape. This is definitely a Cricut craft necessity.
- Cricut 12×12 StandardGrip Adhesive Cutting Mats
- Cricut LightGrip Adhesive Cutting Mat – Perfect for cutting cardstock and paper
- Cricut Tools Weeder – I use this awesome tool every time I use my Cricut.
- Cricut Scissors – These scissors are the best! I use them for everything.
- Cricut Explore® Pens Set
Now it’s time to craft with all of our favorite Cricut supplies.
Cricut Crafts to Make with Kids
These Cricut crafts are easy for kids to make and actually take time to work on which means they’ll be busy for at least an hour:) Some might even take two hours which is even better. So grab your kids and plug in your Cricut because it’s time to get creative and have fun!
Acrylic Poured Canvas Art with Vinyl Cut Images
We’ve been having way too much this summer making poured paint canvases. So, to make them even better, we’re adding vinyl images cut using our Cricut and they are awesome! I had to use unicorn images I found in Cricut Design Space. Find the full tutorial here and click here to find this project in Design Space.
Color Your Own Bookmarks
We made these fabulous bookmarks using the Cricut pens, white card stock, glue and colored pencils. This is definitely a great craft for kids because the Cricut cuts the images and they do the rest.
Want to make these bookmarks? Just open this project in Design Space. Load paper onto the LightGrip Adhesive Cutting Map and let your Cricut work it’s magic. Make sure you add the Cricut pen to the Cricut. Then you just glue the layers of cardstock together and color the images.
Aren’t they cute? I love how the robot’s arms slide over the book pages.
Tissue Paper Sun Catchers
This craft is great for kids of all ages. Use your handy dandy to Cricut to cut out different images. I made sure to choose images in Cricut Design Space that had thick boarders and openings.
Connor was in charge of cutting tissue paper while I loaded the paper into the Cricut. We added contact paper to one side of the image and then added tissue paper until the entire image was covered. Seal it with another layer of contact paper and you have these colorful sun catchers. Find the project we used in design space here.
Easy Stitched String Art
This Stitched String Art is a fun craft project for both kids and adults. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this project turned out. Use your Cricut to print out different images and grab some embroidery thread because this craft project is fun for everyone! Find the full tutorial here.
Color Your Own Banner
This last project was designed by Connor. He wanted a sign for his bedroom and he wanted something that he color himself so this is what we came up with. Personalize this project here and use Iron-on Lite and your iron to transfer the image to a canvas banner. Then just use fabric markers to color in the letters and stars.
Can you tell we’re having fun with our Cricut this summer?
If you’d like more fun Cricut projects, check out these posts! What project(s) are you most excited to make and customize with your kids? Let me know in the comments and make sure you tag me on Instagram – @happy_go_lucky_blog – so I can see your fabulous creations.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.