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The Halloween countdown is on and I couldn’t think of a better way to track it than with this Halloween coloring advent calendar!
My granddaughters love Halloween, the dressing up, the parties, and especially the candy.
They love coloring whenever they come to my house for a visit, so I immediately thought of a coloring advent instead of one filled with candy.
They will get plenty of that on Halloween.
When I saw the NEW Cricut Maker tools, I knew they were perfect for this project. Plus, I was able to let my Maker do all of the hard work!
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When Cricut launched Maker 2 years ago, it made a promise to release more tools and materials, allowing Maker to grow with creators as they grew.
I love how the Maker is so versatile with the ability to cut so many types of materials. When the Maker was first available, introduced with it was a unique set of tools. The fine point blade, which is used for almost everything, the rotary blade for cutting fabric, and the knife blade that cuts wood.
NEW CRICUT MAKER TOOLS
Cricut is introducing even more tools that deliver on the Maker versatility promise and are part of the expanding Adaptive Toolset, allowing creators like you access to even more techniques and materials.
These new tools include the Basic Perforation Blade, allowing you to get the perfect tear quickly and effortlessly, the Wavy Blade, that creates a whimsical wavy edge to any design, the Fine Debossing Tip, for creating crisp, detailed debossed designs, and the Engraving Tip, which engraves Cricut Metal Sheets or anodized aluminum to reveal the silver beneath.
Each of the tools are part of the Maker’s QuickSwap Toolset, allowing them to be swapped out in moments, making creating with your Maker even easier.
They are all available with or without the QuickSwap™ Housing (you only need one housing for all of the tools).
For the Halloween coloring advent calendar, I used the Basic Perforation Blade to make tearing back each day of the month super easy and the Wavy Blade to give the project a fun look.
Halloween Advent Supplies
To make your Halloween coloring advent calendar, you will need the following supplies.
Permanent Tape Runner or Double Stick Tape
Making Your Advent
First, click on the link above to access my project in Cricut Design Space. Once open, click on the green MAKE IT button.
I DO NOT recommend selecting “customize” as the layers have been aligned so that all of the Halloween coloring pictures show perfectly through the perforated windows.
Next, load your pen into “A” and your wavy blade into “B’. Follow the Maker prompts for the black felt.
Once the felt has been cut, load the second mat to create the coloring pictures.
For the last mat, you will need to follow the prompts for loading either the perforation tool or the wavy blade.
The QuickSwap housing system for Maker makes this part easy! Watch this short video showing you how it works.
Once all three mats are finished, it’s time to assemble your Halloween coloring advent calendar.
Assembling Your Halloween Advent
Once your mats are finished cutting and drawing, carefully remove your materials from them. Remember to always have your mat material side down, and pull up on the mat. This will help keep your project pieces intact.
Run a strip of permanent tape runner along the edges of the white cardstock. Place it face up, centered on the black felt, and press firmly to adhere.
Next, run a strip of tape along the edges of the back of the orange cardstock portion of the Halloween advent. Add more tape between several of the perforated boxes. Be careful not to get tape on the box itself.
The last step is to align the orange cardstock on top of the white cardstock trying not to let any white show. This will help your images line up with all of the perforated boxes.
If you want, you can color in the wording at the top and bottom of your Halloween coloring advent like I did. I chose to lease the numbers as is to give the advent some dimension.
The kids are ready to peel back a square a day and have fun coloring.
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