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School Projects to Make with Your Cricut

Written by: | Published: August 25, 2017 | Updated: September 05, 2023

Whether it’s the beginning of a brand new school year, or the 100th day of school… these fun School Projects to Make with Your Cricut will come in handy all year long.

Get creative, add your own personal touch and save time by DIYing your school projects with your Cricut electronic cutting machine .

Cricut Project Ideas for School
Cricut Project Ideas for School

When prepping for Back-to-school, class parties or setting up a homework station, your Cricut machine will surely be your crafting BFF!

Get out your Cricut Machine and make all kinds of fun Cricut projects for school from lunch box or book bag personalizing to teacher gifts and planner stickers.

School Projects to Make with Your Cricut

I’ve gathered my favorite back-to-school Cricut project ideas for you to try. I’d love to hear if you have a project you’d like to share too! Go crazy and add cute monograms to all the things, THAT would be a fun series of Cricut creativity.

Personalize School Supplies & accessories

Personalized Cricut projects you can make:

Pencil cases are one of the most popular items to personalize. There are so many different kinds of pencil cases with just as many ways to make them your own, so I’m including a list here for just pencil cases. How cute are all these fun Cricut pencil case ideas?

DIY Room decor for Back-to-School with Your Cricut

Whether you want to decorate the classroom or a homework station, the Cricut machine can help you make fabulous school decor pieces for any space.

  • Back-to-School Banner from Laura’s Crafty Life
  • Alphabet signs
  • Icons and images for classroom decor
  • Labels for supply storage
  • Re-useable Calendars
  • Read Corner decor
  • Bookshelf tags
  • Collage dorm decor
  • Locker decorations
  • Class party decor

You can find 3 great school-themed sets of cut files in Cricut Design Space. I created these images to use for all kinds of school-related Cricut projects. Look for sets:

School learning activity ideas with Cricut

From reading kits to encouraging lunch notes, every day is an opportunity to motivate, encourage and help the kids on their learning adventure. Here are some ideas of things to make with your Cricut for those learning moments.

Personalize Things to Wear with Your Cricut

You know the Cricut is great for helping create personalized clothing. Here are some suggestions for personalizing and adding your own touch to for a fun and fabulous school style.

Monograms are a beautiful way to personalize so many items with your Cricut! Take a look at this Monogram notecard and tote bag set project you can create.

Make your own personalized tote and stationery gift set with Cricut
Make your own personalized tote and stationery gift set with Cricut
  • T-shirts – there is so much you can do with some HTV and a t-shirt!
  • Hats – use the Cricut hat press to make personalized hats in minutes
  • Sweatshirts and hoodies – add some style with heat-set vinyl
  • Shoes – think cute canvas sneakers with fun word art!
  • Pants – think fun words down the side of a leg
  • Sports team gear
  • DIY Hair Bow from See Lindsay
  • Personalize with your favorite images – Ideas for using one image to personalize multiple items

Recommended: More monograms you can create with

DIY Cricut Projects For Teachers

The Cricut machine is GREAT for the classroom. From classroom decorating to activity cut-outs, the Cricut is one of the best tools to help create a colorful and productive classroom.

It Takes a Big Heart - Teacher Gift
It Takes a Big Heart – Teacher Gift

Organizing and planning with Cricut

More fun School Projects to make with your Cricut

You can create and personalize many amazing things with a Cricut machine for school. Here are a few more project ideas from some of my creative friends.

Don’t forget, you can even use the Cricut to make school projects!

  • Science fair displays
  • Dioramas
  • Signs
  • Presentation boards
  • Assignment covers
  • 100th day of school projects (who wants to cut 100 of anything by hand??? Cricut to the rescue!)
100th day of school mini notebook with happy face stickers
100th day of school mini notebook with happy face stickers

You can find a number of school-themed designs in Cricut Design Space that I’ve designed as well. Start by search the image sets for JGoode Designs – School Days or JGoode Designs School Notes.

School cut designs by Jen Goode in Cricut Design Space
School cut designs by Jen Goode in Cricut Design Space

Do YOU have a favorite project idea to make with your Cricut? I’d love to hear about it, leave me a comment below!

Must-Have Back-to-School Cricut Supplies

Cardstock and Paper – of course, all kinds of colored cardstock. Whether you are decorating a classroom, a homework desk or your own school supplies, cardstock always comes in handy! Find all the great materials you can use to cut out designs with your Cricut, you’ll be having fun cutting for days!

Cricut Colored Pens – create all kinds of fantastic accents on your Cricut paper projects with drawing designs and personalization. I especially love used metallic pens to cut designs as a way to add a little extra bling to cut projects.

Vinyl – Vinyl All the Things! Need I say more? Ok… personalize all those fantastic school supplies with fun vinyl cutouts that stick like stickers or use the Heat Transfer Vinyl to decorate all your fabric items.

Brightpad – currently the BrightPad is sold out, but as soon as it’s back in stock, you need to get one along with the handy tool set! It’s great for working on Cricut projects and making it easier to weed vinyl. But ALSO, it’s a convenient light board, perfect for tracing and helping with homework projects!

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