I remember the first time I saw an Ellison Die Cutting Machine. I wouldn’t have to trace letters from stencils anymore? HEAVEN! Does anyone remember those days?
The cost of an Ellison machine is now affordable for teachers. A personal Ellison machine in your classroom now enables students to create some amazing project such as shape books (my personal favorite) along with unlimited creativity.
Ellison sent us the AllStar SuperStar Machine and a selection of die-cuts. Watching the videos on the Ellison You Tube channel we found fantatic ideas which of course leads the creative person down a rabbit hole of projects that can be done in a classroom.
We especially liked the idea of making little notepads from a stack of the same die cut shape. Create a notepad for parents to send YOU notes. That way, you know the shape is a note from home! Purchase thin sheets of magnets, cut into the desired shape, attach your stack of paper cut in the same shape, glue the appropriate end so the pad is handy on the fridge for parents to complete to send in with the student.
Using our pumpkin shape, we created invitations to parents to a classroom Thanksgiving celebration.
For Christmas, students could create letters to Santa in a variety of winter/holiday shapes available from Ellison.
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