FLA Week2: Vinyl Cut Sticker - SCOPES Digital Fabrication

Lesson Details

Age Ranges
MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-4

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K-12 teacher
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Students are introduced to the usage of vinyl cutter to design a cell organelle. Through which students will be more familiarized with the process of designing using CAD software like Inkscape and printing using CAM like cricut.

The printed organelle would be used to describe its unique features as well as to explain its function.

What You'll Need

Vinyl sheet

Mitochondria or other cell organelle design

Design software (Inkscape)

Vinyl cutter

Scissors and weeding tools

Transfer paper

The Instructions

Identifying the different organelles of a cell

At this step, the students will choose an organelle which interests them in an animal cell.

Identify an organelle from an animal cell.

Identify selected organelle and import to Inkscape

Upon importing the image to Inkscape, the image has to be converted from Rastor format to vector format.

Vinyl cut

We will send the design file saved in svg format to the cricut softaware. Upon uploading the image to cricut, proceed to send the job. Follow the instructions which appear on the screen . Prior to loading the material (vinyl), ensure that the correct dimensions, and the correct material (permanent) vinyl is chosen. Ensure that the pressure is indicated as default settings. 1. Load material (vinyl) on a mat and load into machine 2. Offload once design is etched and message appears to offload 3. Use the cutter to cut the image to the desired length 4. Peel off the "negative" of the image using the hand tools 5. Transfer to a transfer film 6. Sticker is ready


  • (MS-LS1-1): Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
  • (MS-LS1-4): Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

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