Thursday, November 21, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Science Game

Hello! Today is my turn to share at Exploring Cricut and I have a fun school project you might enjoy. My youngest daughter asked to use the Cricut to create a board game for her science project.  This was a great project for the budget because we  had everything but extra dice, which we found at the $1 store. Gotta love that:)

My daughter chose to base her game loosely on the "Sorry" game. We started with a poster board and cut it down to a 20"x 20" square with the smaller squares measuring at 2 1/2". To make it more interesting, while learning, she added things like "draw again, lose a turn, etc.

One of the requirements for the project was to create 25 questions based on the subject matter, which was atoms and elements. She set to work choosing colors and shapes that would fit her theme. She used the gypsy to search for items. This can easily been done in CCR too. While I love my gypsy I do think searching for shapes is nice in CCR because it is a larger screen. You can hold the top button on the gypsy to enlarge the shape before selecting too.

The entire board was Mod Podged for a protectant. The "finish" piece was created by welding a circle and rectangle together in the Gypsy. 

The game pieces were created with a button as the base, a wooden ball and Stickles. The ball was attached to the button with E6000 glue.

Foam core board cut down to 20 x 20
Title - All Mixed Up 1.47"
Circle, Rectangle - George and Basic Shapes 3.47", 4.53"
"Start" and "Finish" - Plantin SchoolBook 1"
Beakers - LockerTalk 2.06"
Atom - Indie Art 2.06"
Radioactive - Indie Art 2.06"
Arrows - Gypsy Wanderings 1"
Dice - Indie Art 1"
Buttons, Wooden Balls, Stickles, Mod Podge, E6000 glue, dice

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget you have until Saturday, November 23rd to enter our challenge!



snappy scrappy said...

Super cute idea!!

Cocoa's Mom said...

What a creative idea! Love it! TFS Christine

Rae Ann said...

Great idea!! I used to teach and this is a wonderful way to mix fun and learning - and with cricut it looks great, too.

Sharon said...

This is fantastic!!! Your daughter did an awesome job!!! :)

Scrapping Girl said...

How creative! The science cuts she chose look great on there! My kids LOVE being able to use the cricut for school projects! Stay warm today….

teachermom5 said...

I just love this amazing project. Thank you for all the details.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

WoW! This is super fun! Carri~Abusybee