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Cricut is brand of cutting plotters, or computer-controlled cutting machines, designed for home crafters. Consumers often use the machines for cutting paper, felt, vinyl, fabric and other materials such as leather, matboard, and even wood.
Learning a new skill/activity/ or completing a craft project can help you experience many of the same benefits as other art activities. Crafts can help you feel proud of learning something new or experience the sense of satisfaction that comes from creating something with your hands.
These models are currently compatible with the current Cricut Design Space application.
Cricut Explore One: The Explore One is a wired die cutting machine that can cut a variety of materials from paper to fabric and more. Note: there is a wireless Bluetooth adapter available for purchase separately. This machine has 1 tool slot, compared to all other currently supported models which have two.
Cricut Explore Air: The Explore Air is a wireless die cutting machine that can cut a variety of materials from paper to bonded fabric and more. This machine is essentially the same as its second iteration, besides the housing and slower cutting abilities.
Cricut Explore Air 2: The Explore Air 2 is minor refresh of the Explore Air line which added three colors (Mint Blue, Rose Anna, Giffin Lilac) as well as a Fast Mode to cut vinyl, iron-on heat transfer vinyl, and card stock at "up to 2x speeds."
Cricut Maker: The Cricut Maker is a new line released on August 20, 2017, designed to cut thicker materials such as balsa wood, basswood, non-bonded fabric, leather, and felt.
Cricut Joy: Introduced Feb. 12, 2020 the Cricut Joy is a smaller, more light-weight version at 5" x 8" and less than 4 lb. The Cricut Joy is aimed the casual crafter market. The Joy introduces two new features not elsewhere available in the Cricut product portfolio. With specialty accessories and materials (labeled Smart Materials™), the Joy is able to cut single designs up to four feet long and repeated cuts up to 20 feet.
The Cricut is a die-cutting machine (aka craft plotter or cutting machine). You can think of it like a printer; you create an image or design on your computer and then send it to the machine. Except that instead of printing your design, the Cricut machine cuts it out of whatever material you want!
There are so many kinds of materials you can cut with these amazing machine these are some of them: