I love this post at Elizabeth Abernathy showing all the printing variations you can get with only one shape cut from a potato. Show the kids and challenge them to see how many designs they can get from one shape :)
Today's Mama has teamed up once again with Provo Craft to bring Cricut Crazies another Cricut Ticket campaign! The grand prize this time is $100,000 and a 7 day cruise, and you win by finding a golden Cricut ticket in 4 of the newest cartridges (Freshly Picked, Mini Monsters, Cindy Loo, and Wall Decor And More). Plus there are lots of other prizes too.
They sent me the Mini Monsters cartridge to try out on my Cricut Expression. It can make everything you see above and more. What do I mean by more? Well, each full size cartridge has multiple layers to it, the main one, plus six more. I think it is really important to know because those six other layers add so much more value to the cartridge, and we all know they're expensive. I scanned in the other six layers so you can get an idea of what else is included. Remember, everything you see can be cut in multiple sizes from .25" to 23.5".
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There are lots of ways to use these as decorations and cards - I love to use them for cupcake toppers, garlands, and window decor. I thought a fun game would be to cut out the different pieces for the monsters and create a treasure hunt to find all the pieces - the first person to put their monster together wins!
My boys had fun cutting out a bunch of the pieces and creating their own monsters - this would be a really good rainy day activity or when a few friends from the neighborhood drop by. Glue them on to popsicle sticks to make puppets!
All I did to make the Mini Monster vase above was cover a large soup can with paper then I used double stick tape to attach a monster cut-out to the front. Try doing this in different sizes for a party centerpiece or they could be filled with treats for favor bags :)