Hunting for Spring Bulletin Board Ideas for Elementary Library Using Cricut Maker

pexels-photo-356548.jpegSpring is in the air!

I’m on the hunt for Spring bulletin board ideas for my elementary school library. My creative juices are leaning toward birds and flowers with some connection to prompt a fresh look at reading. What’s on your board?

To add another layer to my creative endeavors, I just ordered a Cricut Maker and am so excited to try it out. It is my first Cricut, so I expect a learning curve. Of course, I spent some time on Pinterest. No sense starting from a blank screen when there are experts ready to share. I might as well set myself up for success by following in the steps of those who have gone before, right? So, in order to find some free flower templates that can be uploaded to Cricut’s Design Space, I entered this search term: flower template svg free.

Here’s what I found:

On Bird’s Cards: Free SVG Cut Files, there is a free download named ‘Flowers and Leaves’ which has an interesting looking rolled flower template. She even added link to a photo tutorial. You’ll find that here: Birds Cards Rolled Flower Tutorial . Here’s how my first rolled flowered turned out using cardstock:

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first attempt at a rolled flower using Bird’s Cards ‘Rolled Flower 1’

On Jennifer Maker, you’ll find several free SVG and PDF files including her post ‘How to Make Giant Paper Flowers – Easy and Fast! She includes the PDF files for hand cutting and the SVG files for using a Cricut cutting machine. Here’s how my first giant paper flower turned out using colored paper:

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first attempt at a giant, paper flower using Jennifer Maker’s Giant Paper Flower SVG template

I think this would be a fun project for the Art Club. Maybe they’d like to help me make all the flowers for the bulletin board. We’re on Spring Break so I have another week to figure out the rest of the bulletin board idea, but I think I’m well on my way.

Hey, thanks for reading this post. Cheers!

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NaPoWriMo 2013: Day 9, ‘Winter Spring’

Photo by Susy Morris / flickr under CC License

Photo by Susy Morris / flickr
under CC License

Winter Spring by Kimberly Bower

Winter

cold

blustery

poinsettias,

wool coats,

snowboards

evening,

    trees,

     vegetables,

 morning

tulips,

swimsuits,

baseballs

warm

      breezy

Spring

 
Today I used the instant poetry form “Diamond” found on Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC).  
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