Silhouette Cameo in the Classroom

As many of you may know, one of my favorite things to use when creating classroom labels, interactive bulletin boards, or classroom crafts is my Silhouette Cameo! If you haven’t heard of one of these machines, then you need to check it out! It is user-friendly, and the possibilities are endless! Today I am excited to give away a Silhouette Cameo to one of my amazing bloggy friends!

Silhouette Cameo in the Classroom

I bought a Silhouette Cameo after observing several of my teacher friends using the machine in their classrooms. This machine is a must-have item for any educator or crafter! As a teacher, I use my Silhouette Cameo all the time! It is a great machine to use to help decorate your classroom, create a student craft, or to cut those tedious popcorn words that you previously cut by hand!

My all-time favorite feature of the Silhouette Cameo is the ability to cut out printed objects. Simply create your image on PowerPoint, upload the image onto Silhouette’s software, print the image with Silhouette’s registration print marks, and you’re all set to go! It will easily cut out your image! Before owning my Silhouette Cameo, I would spend hours just cutting out our Kindergarten popcorn words (sight words). This machine saves me so much time and energy!

It’s Dr. Boender here! Last year I turned my room into an operating room, and my students became doctors. We weren’t just any doctors, we were contraction doctors. However, before my students could complete contraction surgery, they needed to look the part first! I created these stickers using my Silhouette Cameo. My students thoroughly enjoyed being surgeons and looking the part too!

My students loved these personalizable doctor badges! Each student had safety glasses, a doctor badge, a surgical cap, and a surgical mask. It is amazing how engaged students can be when the setting/environment of the classroom changes slightly!

I recently used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my Male Kindergarten Teacher button from vinyl! I am so excited to use this decal to personalize my notebooks, mugs, storage bins, and much more!

This past Halloween I took part in a Halloween Popcorn Box Party By Laura Kelly! To create these popcorn boxes, I purchased a number of designs from Silhouette’s Design Store. Their design stores has thousands of inexpensive designs that are absolutely amazing! Simply search what you’re looking for, choose your design, checkout, upload your purchased design into the Silhouette software, and cut – It’s really that easy! Check out my blog post here!

Giveaway Time!

Today I am giving away a Silhouette Cameo to one lucky bloggy friend! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!

Stay tuned to some amazing bundle deals brought to you by Silhouette America. If you have been wanting a machine, then you will definitely want take advantage of some of their amazing offers coming this week!

 

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47 Comment

  1. Reply
    amberjo226
    November 23, 2015 at 1:22 am

    This would be so amazing to win! I'm a first year teacher and this would save me so much time and money!!

  2. Reply
    Kristin Moritz
    November 23, 2015 at 1:29 am

    This would be a great asset to my classrom! Thank you! Great early Christmas present too!

  3. Reply
    LisaGlos
    November 23, 2015 at 1:32 am

    I have been looking at purchasing one of these! I would love to be able to create more materials for my PreKinders.

  4. Reply
    Jennifer O'Brien
    November 23, 2015 at 1:34 am

    This would be a wonderful resource to use in my classroom. I am a first year teacher, teaching kindergarten, and am always looking to spice up my room! Love it!!! (Iteachk92)

  5. Reply
    Jamie Jones
    November 23, 2015 at 1:35 am

    This would be awesome to use in my classroom!

  6. Reply
    Christina Marie
    November 23, 2015 at 1:37 am

    This would be awesome for my team to use to create stuff for our classrooms!

    Christina Marie 🙂

  7. Reply
    Lauren Mena
    November 23, 2015 at 1:41 am

    As a first year teacher, this would save me so much time! Thank you for the opportunity!

    Lauren

  8. Reply
    Nicole Leger
    November 23, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I could totally use one of these! I teach kids with autism and we have to make all of our own teaching materials…buying them would cost sooooo much! Thanks for the opportunity! And I love your blog!

  9. Reply
    justhave2teach
    November 23, 2015 at 1:46 am

    I would LOVE a cameo! I have a "mommy wish list" on the side of my fridge, hoping that someday my husband will notice it….cameo is at the top of the list! I would LOVE to use this for bulletin board letters in fonts other than what we have in our ellison dies. I would also love to label lots of stuff in my room with vinyl.

  10. Reply
    Dora
    November 23, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Ive wanted this for years! Would love it!

  11. Reply
    Dora
    November 23, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Ive wanted this for years! Would love it!

  12. Reply
    Christopher DeConno
    November 23, 2015 at 2:00 am

    A cameo would enhance all of the teacher created materials made in my classroom each year. Having 6 students with a range of developmental abilities mean many individualized learn groups and materials.

  13. Reply
    Kathy Fidler
    November 23, 2015 at 2:04 am

    I would love to have this to create more activities for my students!

  14. Reply
    Ashley
    November 23, 2015 at 2:05 am

    I love your idea of using it to cut out centers! That would save so much time, and the centers would look so nice!

  15. Reply
    Karyn
    November 23, 2015 at 2:46 am

    The Silhouette is AMAZING! I would use it to cut out tons of things for my classroom, from decor to game pieces, centers, making tshirts for my class….endless things!

  16. Reply
    Kristin Cappelli
    November 23, 2015 at 2:51 am

    I would love to use this to create file folder activities for my TK/K special needs students!

  17. Reply
    Renee' Morris-Dezember
    November 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I've been wanting one for a long time! Your classroom posts are awesome! I bet your kiddos and families LOVE you so much! It's always so great to see teachers loving what they do and making a difference!

  18. Reply
    Shea Ehlert
    November 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I have been drooling over the cameo for over a year!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to win! It would be such a great resource for my classroom 🙂

  19. Reply
    Breanne Simons
    November 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I would LOVE to make those cute popcorn words you made!! There are so many endless options with one of these awesome machines!

  20. Reply
    Bianca Young
    November 23, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    I would use the Silhouette Cameo to great classroom displays and bulletin boards. Also I will use it to make personalized gifts.

  21. Reply
    Bianca Young
    November 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I would use the Silhouette Cameo to great classroom displays and bulletin boards. Also I will use it to make personalized gifts.

  22. Reply
    Tonya Lambert
    November 23, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Ooooh, so many ideas for things to make for my classroom! Pick me so that I can get started!

  23. Reply
    Amanda Pauley
    November 24, 2015 at 12:53 am

    I would use this for my classroom for sure! The ideas are just flowing already. I can see making signs for bulletin boards, trying to make shirts for my students…..the possibilities are endless.

  24. Reply
    Stephanie Metcalf
    November 24, 2015 at 1:13 am

    I would use it for my classroom! All those cute centers with pieces that take forever on it out 🙂

  25. Reply
    Kenna Moceri
    November 24, 2015 at 4:29 am

    I would love to win this! I can't even wrap my brain around all the possibilities!!

  26. Reply
    heather
    November 24, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I love your blog and would love to win this! I've been wanting this for over a year…would save so much time on cuttting! =)

  27. Reply
    Stacey Ravo
    November 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Awesome! Would love to have this for my k classroom and to make things for my kids' birthday parties!

  28. Reply
    Stacey Ravo
    November 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Awesome! Would love to have this for my k classroom and to make things for my kids' birthday parties!

  29. Reply
    Raina
    November 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I would love to create some handmade holiday cards for family and friends. My daughter's birthday is coming up and it would be so neat to make the favor boxes and some of the decor!

  30. Reply
    Katie Graves
    November 24, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    This would be wonderful!!

  31. Reply
    Porschea Gamble
    November 24, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I would love to win this great machine. I love the ideas that you have come up with using the silhouette machine.

  32. Reply
    tll6601
    November 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I'd create tons of cool interactive games & activities for my combined 1st- & 2nd-grade special ed kiddos! Our die-cut machine at my school is ancient, & they haven't bought new die-cuts in over 20 years, so I desperately need this awesome machine! FINGERS CROSSED…

  33. Reply
    Stephanie
    November 24, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    What a absolutely WONDERFUL early Christmas blessing this would be!!!

  34. Reply
    Julie Gauthier
    November 25, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Thus is an amaze contest! Wow! Thanks for this opportunity.. Can you believe I don't own a machine yet?!

  35. Reply
    Julie Gauthier
    November 25, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Thus is an amaze contest! Wow! Thanks for this opportunity.. Can you believe I don't own a machine yet?!

  36. Reply
    Christine Crimmins
    November 25, 2015 at 1:19 am

    I'd love to personalize items for my students! Thanks for the opportunity to participate!

  37. Reply
    Mindy Yeates
    November 25, 2015 at 1:42 am

    I would love to try stencils or cutting fabric.

  38. Reply
    Candice Krogh
    November 25, 2015 at 2:06 am

    I just bought the Cameo last week, great sale price on Woot. I used it to cut shapes to make turkeys today. I was using both mats, one was getting cut while I was removing the shapes off another. It saved so much time.
    Teaching Under the Sun

  39. Reply
    Shannon Brown
    November 25, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I love that you are able to dream it and then cut it all from home, all from your computer. So cool!

  40. Reply
    Shannon Brown
    November 25, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I love that you are able to dream it and then cut it all from home, all from your computer. So cool!

  41. Reply
    Kristen~
    November 25, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Thank you so much for doing this! I'm sure my kids would enjoy making cutting stickers with this machine!

  42. Reply
    Tamara
    November 25, 2015 at 6:04 am

    Love! I would use this for EVERYTHING! Labels, gifts, classroom games and charts! So many ideas!!!

  43. Reply
    elaine baker
    November 25, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Wow!! So many possibilities for the classroom and home too!!

  44. Reply
    Adan Perez
    November 25, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I would love to create cut out for my Sped students. They are visual learners and I believe that by having cut out of characters and other items while they are reading will help them have a better understanding of the books.

  45. Reply
    Denise
    November 26, 2015 at 12:22 am

    You have shown such great ways to use this in the classroom. I would love to win and be able to get to creating! ��

  46. Reply
    Nitasha
    November 26, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Your students are so lucky!!! Love all of your projects

  47. Reply
    Sun Dry
    November 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I have utilized stern furnishing with my kid previously, however he for the most part doesn't require it, and is generally well-behaved enough to not require such consideration. His Phoenix pre-k teachers are also good.

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