It's that time of the year...
Ahh, new school supplies. For some reason I was compelled to go the second week of July to Staples and have the kids pick out their school supplies. Staples was also beginning their school supply deals with folders for $0.25 and such. So armed on a hot July day, we headed out to Staples with our school supply lists.
The kids each had a bag and did a good job keeping focused and got the items on their lists. Evan had to exchange a few of his items for a different color and we had a meeting in the office chair section to review that we had everything before we checked out.
After we got home, I brought out all my Cricut Vinyl colors and had the kids tell me which color they wanted on what and specific designs on folders and binders. Here is what we came up with...
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Why use the Cricut to label school supplies?
The Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Design Space have been a great investment for me. I use them a lot and especially to cut out specific names and decorations. I have used this machine to embellish scrapbook pages, make birthday gifts and personalize the kids' stuff. By using the Cricut, I can make the names any size, color, and really personalize it to their liking.
Cricut Design Space makes it easy to see what the final design will look like. With Cricut Access, you have access to the entire design library and instead of buying an entire cartridge with images that wont be used, you can just purchase the one image you want. I have owned a Cricut machine since the early 2000s so I have built up quite a library of cartridges but with the image library, I can easily search for what I want instead of looking through the books of each cartridge to find the one image or font I need.
Personalizing School Supplies
Savannah likes zebras. The zebra on the folders is from Create a Critter. The Zebra driving a car is from the Paisley cartridge. Another resource for finding the right Cricut image is using MyCutSearch.com. All fonts used are from A Child's Year.
Best tools to use with Cricut Vinyl...
To make this process faster and easier, these are the top things to use:
Other options and ideas
I have used Mabel's Labels in the past and have found them to be great. The labels stick well, survive the wash and you can customize them.
For pencils, I got personalized pencils from Bossy Joscie. com. I ordered the rainbow pencils and presented them to the kids who immediately loved them. There are 35 pencils in arainbow pack which "should" last a few years at least.
This summer the school sent some summer work home. We have been doing math, writing and reading everyday before hitting the pool or other fun activities. It is nice to help the kids, build their confidence with the work and they like showing off what they can do. Looking forward to the next month and a half of summer left to go. Please let me know in the comments your favorite way of labeling school supplies.
*I am not an affiliate for Mabel's Labels or Bossy Joscie or Staples. I purchased these items with my own funds and am sharing what I like and use.
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