Saturday, April 7, 2012

April 7 Daily Project

Welcome to my little blog world. My project today for Exploring Cricut is in celebration of National Autisim Awareness Month. I teach Special Education at a very small school in Kentucky and although I have not worked with any students that are autistic we do have several in our school and they are the sweetest kids. One of the symbols for Autism is a puzzle piece therefore, I decided to use this in my door decoration. Using Printing 101, I cut the puzzle pieces out in red, blue, and yellow which are three of the four colors used by the national Autism group (size was 5.47). The font that I used for this decoration was Songbird, and the size was 3.47. The letters were welded together using the gypsy.

When I was asked to decorate my door for Autism Awareness Month I was amazed at some of the famous names that popped up as being on the Autism Spectrum. That's where I got the idea for my door. Each puzzle piece has the picture of one famous person who is on the spectrum or who showed signs of being on the spectrum. Another activity that we are doing is having all of our students sign a smaller puzzle piece. These are also cut out using Printing 101, but they are cut at 2.48. I tried to fit the smaller pieces together like a puzzle, but we all agreed this was a little tedious to try to do all 300+ pieces. We were happy with the way it turned out.


  1. This is a great way to use a Cricut! I use mine in my classroom, also a small special ed. classroom. One of my students had such a great time with my Cricut original that she bought her own. I hope that after her graduation this May it will help her to enjoy her adult life.

    Grow those neurons! My new motto...

  2. Fabulous idea Emily! It look's great on the wall and door:)


  3. This is fantastic Emily!! I so love it!!! :)