Help get electronics under control with these cute screen time for kids tickets! Download, print and use with your family after discussing the importance.
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Screen Time for Kids
Screen Time. It’s a hot topic these days. Everyone has an opinion about it because it’s never been as big of an issue as it is now. Kids today have electronics like never before. While I’m not here to tell you what you should do for your family (that’s something every family needs to decide for themselves!) – I’m here to provide a simple solution.
These screen time tickets can be earned by each child. It can be from doing chores, extra chores, caught being good or whatever you decide as a family.
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To make these screen time tickets, I used one of the new Cricut tools for the Maker – the perforation blade. Before I show you how I did it and how easy it is use, I wanted to explain the new tools and some ways to use them.
- Wavy Blade:
Use the wavy blade to add an edge to projects. I see using this for flowers the most. I’ve already used it to create some for a bridal shower.
- Engraving Tip:
This one is super exciting! Use metal, plastic and more the engrave. I plan on using this one for a gift for a coach. I’ll keep you posted!
- Fine Debossing Tip:
What is debossing? It’s the opposite of embossing – it makes it so that there’s an indent on projects. I can’t wait to explore with this.
- Perforation Blade:
Right away I knew I wanted to make some kind of tear off project with this blade. So that’s what I got to work on and will show you below!
One of the things I love about these tools in particular is that they are part of the Maker’s QuickSwap suite. That means that you can easily swap them out for whatever you’re making.
What you need to make Screen Time Tickets
Since I created the printable, you don’t need much to make these tickets for your kids:
- Cricut Maker
- (New!) Perforation Blade
- Fine point blade
- Screen Time printable (available below) + Screen Time Lines to use with the Maker
- Mat – I like using the standard grip mat
- Cardstock (8.5×11″) – use different colors for each child if you want
How to make Screen Time Tickets
Follow these simple directions for completing your screen time tickets.
- Download and print the screen time ticket printable. For personal use only.
- Open Design Space and upload Screen Time lines
- Load 8.5×11″ paper onto Cricut mat, horizontally.
- Follow directions on screen – medium cardstock, perforation wheel and then standard blade.
- Unload mat and use a pen to add a name.
Note: if you don’t have a Cricut Maker (you should get one!), you can use a paper cutter.
Neon and bright colors are popular these days so I chose some bright cardstock to finish the tickets that I made. It’s easy to see how there are cut lines and perforation lines in the different stages of the tickets.
How would you use these tickets in your home?
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