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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday's Tutorials: Making a Weather Wheel

Happy Thursday Everyone and Welcome to another Thursday's Tutorial here at Fantabulous Cricut. I hope you are all enjoying our Weather Forecast theme this week! Summer can not get here fast enough for me, I am ready for the cold weather to be over.
While looking around this week, I found a great tutorial on how to make a weather wheel. This would be great for kid's projects or for a teacher's classroom. Jin at Under a Cherry Tree Blog made this wonderful project using the Weather Girl SVG set from Lettering Delights. Of course, if you do not use SCAL or MTC with your Cricut, you could easily make something similar with cuts from Cricut Cartridges.
She started out by making the base piece and lining up all of her weather types so that you would be able to see them through the window.

She said that she uses the top layer while placing these down as a guide to make sure all of her weather symbols are lined up correctly.

She also used the negative image from her rain cut to make sure and get the rain drops lined up correctly.

Be sure to stop by Jin's blog to get the full details on this weather wheel and to see lots of other great projects.

Also, remember if you don't use any of the other software with your Cricut, you could make your own weather wheel by cutting multiple sized circles to layer and then adding the windows and weather elements of your choice. My niece loves to play school and I think something like this would be great for a teaching/school play set.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and remember you still have time to enter this week's challenge.
Happy Crafting!
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  1. Oh my this is beautiful and what a great idea. I am going to have a go at making this for my god daughter she loves to play make believe so this will fit in nicely.
    Kim xXx

  2. Jean, thats a great idea and I sure there are lots of mom's and teachers that will love this idea!

  3. This is a great tool!! It would be very helpful for children that are learning the weather or likes to play school or weatherman. you could also use this concept for a day cart or shapes, etc.

  4. This is such a cool idea! Would be a great way to teach a preschooler about weather!

  5. Beautiful work, and fabulous project idea!

  6. What a cute idea...also cute project.

  7. I love the weather wheel! This will be my next "attempt" for the upcoming week. Thanks for sharing!


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