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Sesame Street Birthday Decorations


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Design by: Annaleah (1 Project)
Project skill level: easy
Project time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Project tags: Birthday Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Classic Boy Girl Kids Celebration Celebration Layouts Party Decorations/Favors Grade School Holiday Layouts Preschool/Kindergarten Kids Layouts Playful Clean & Simple

For our sons ONE year old birthday, I decided to create a Sesame Street theme, complete with characters, signs and more. I opened my Cricut (a Christmas present from two years ago) for the first time and brainstormed the best way to create Elmo and his friends with the two cartridges that come with the Expressions bundle. The decorations turned out great and I am excited to expand my collection and abilities! The whole collection was made using simple circles, zig zags and font from the Accent Essentials and Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. -

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Heavy Construction Paper
  • Rubber Cement
  • Scissors

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

- I started with bright red, green and yellow and blue 4" and 11 1/2" circles for the heads. I made 5-6 each of the small characters and 1 of each of the large versions.
Next I cut out smaller White & Black circles for the eyes - The small heads used 1 1/4" White circles and 3/4" Black Circles
The Large heads used 2 1/2" White circles and 1 1/2" black circles. For Elmo, Oscar & Big Bird, place eyes in the middle of the heads, for Cookie Monster place the eyes near the top of the blue circles.
I used 3" and 6" black circles cut in half for the mouths. Size the mouths to your preference, however I made Cookie Monster's mouth larger than the other characters and gave the large Elmo a bigger grin than the small ones.
I used a large 4" orange oval for Elmo's nose. I overlapped the eyes and nose slightly.
I used a 3" red heart for Oscar's tongue cutting the bottom into a round shape rather than pointed to make the right shape.
I used the rounded 2" zig zag in brown for Oscar's eyebrows and layered them over the eyes.
For Cookie Monster's cookies I used various circles with cut outs from the Essentials cartridge in brown, and then cut them into pieces.
The Sesame Street sign is a simple green tag end / rectangle with the letters cut out using "Shadow" font. I Glued The green sign onto a white and yellow background. I glued a black rectangle onto the large sign so it would stand out better against my white walls. The 123 was cut using the same font on a 4" circle and then cut in half.

Step 1

- I started with bright red, green and yellow and blue 4" and 11 1/2" circles for the heads. I made 5-6 each of the small characters and 1 of each of the large versions.

Step 2

Next I cut out smaller White & Black circles for the eyes - The small heads used 1 1/4" White circles and 3/4" Black Circles
The Large heads used 2 1/2" White circles and 1 1/2" black circles. For Elmo, Oscar & Big Bird, place eyes in the middle of the heads, for Cookie Monster place the eyes near the top of the blue circles.

Step 3

I used 3" and 6" black circles cut in half for the mouths. Size the mouths to your preference, however I made Cookie Monster's mouth larger than the other characters and gave the large Elmo a bigger grin than the small ones.

Step 4

I used a large 4" orange oval for Elmo's nose. I overlapped the eyes and nose slightly.

Step 5

I used a 3" red heart for Oscar's tongue cutting the bottom into a round shape rather than pointed to make the right shape.

Step 6

I used the rounded 2" zig zag in brown for Oscar's eyebrows and layered them over the eyes.

Step 7

For Cookie Monster's cookies I used various circles with cut outs from the Essentials cartridge in brown, and then cut them into pieces.

Step 8

The Sesame Street sign is a simple green tag end / rectangle with the letters cut out using "Shadow" font. I Glued The green sign onto a white and yellow background. I glued a black rectangle onto the large sign so it would stand out better against my white walls. The 123 was cut using the same font on a 4" circle and then cut in half.

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