The Arts are associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. Art connects us to the world around us, and can open us up to new ways of understanding this world!
Crafts are important for people of all ages! They can be fun pastimes to enrich our adult lives, or help develop fine motor skills, self-regulation, coordination, and self-esteem in children.
The Arts are associated with gains in
- cognitive ability,
- critical thinking, and
- verbal skill.
Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. Art connects us to the world around us, and can open us up to new ways of understanding this world!
CRICUT DIGITAL DIE-CUT MACHINE
The Cricut Explore Air II is a creative tool that can cut, score and write to make a variety of projects using digital files. The machine is wireless and cloud based, such that you can design your project on a computer, laptop, tablet, or phone.
The Cricut Explore Air 2 can:
- 100+ different kinds of materials such as vellum, card stock, vinyl, fabric and thick leather
- Intricate designs
- Stickers, name tags, labels
- “Handwritten” notes or envelopes (over 370 fonts, or use a favorite font from your computer)
- Colouring pages, place cards, greeting cards
SCORE PERFECT FOLD LINES FOR
- Cards, boxes, place cards, cupcake liners
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Usage fees (if using own materials): $2.00 + HST
Vinyl sticker sheet (12 x 12): $3.00 + HST - No usage fee
Card stock (8.5 x 11): $2.00/4 sheets + HST - No usage fee
Felt sheets(8.5 x 11): $4.00/1 sheet + HST - No usage fee
OVERVIEW & INSTRUCTIONS FOR CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
CRICUT DESIGN SPACE
The design work on the CriCut is done through a software called CriCut Design Space. This is available online or as an application for your computer or tablet. Using Cricut Design Space, you can make over 3,000 ready to make projects, or you can design your own.
The videos on this page are from a playlist for beginners to become familiar with Design Space.
Here is a list of common tutorials in Design Space.