Your Cricut Explore 3D Hanging Easter Egg
Use up card and paper scraps in Spring colours by creating these hanging Easter Eggs with the Cricut Explore and its online software, Design Space. Try hanging them around the garden to create the Egg hunt trail.
Note: The term ‘Cricut Explore’ refers to all the Explore machines: Explore, Explore Air and Explore One.
1. Using a laptop / Mac / iPad / iPhone, log on to your Design Space account and make sure you are connected to your Explore machine. Select ‘create new project’.
2. Click on ‘insert image’ and search for ‘egg’. Select an egg image: sample used image MEFBOD from the Home Organisation cartridge.
3. ‘Ungroup’ the egg image layers and delete the top patterned layer. Resize the remaining layer.
4. Select the ‘score line’ from the ‘insert shapes’ menu. Resize and position the score line to fit vertically through the centre of the egg.
Top Tip!…The centre positioning of the score line can be easily achieved by highlighting both images once the score line is over the egg image, click on ‘align’ in the task bar and then select ‘Center’.
5. Create a drag box over the entire image and click ‘attach’. Copy then paste the image five times.
6. Score and cut the eggs from card or decorative paper, following the on-screen prompts to load the scoring stylus.
Top Tip!…Increase the ‘project copies’ quantity in the mat preview screen to create more 3D eggs.
7. Fold each egg along the score line. Glue the backs together to form a line of five eggs.
Top Tip!…Use the scraper tool to form good creases.
8. Cut a piece of thread double the length of the egg plus approximately 10cm. Fold the thread in half and tie a knot at the open end. Pass a bead on to the thread ensuring that the knot retains it. Lay the beaded thread along the length of the egg; bead at the bottom. Glue the last egg backs together.
Allow the glue to dry before hanging on the tree.