Cricut Explore for Beginners: Get the free printable handbook at https://jennifermaker.com/cricutkickoff
Cricut Kickoff is a FREE series of online classes to help you get your Cricut setup for success! This is my Cricut Explore for Beginners class.
This first lesson on Cricut Explore for beginners helps you unbox and setup your Cricut Explore Air cutting machine, then make your first cut!
Topics Covered In This Lesson on the Cricut Explore:
00:00 Welcome to the Cricut Kickoff!
00:33 What is a Cricut Explore cutting machine
02:18 Unboxing the Cricut Explore
02:52 What’s in the box
06:19 Instructions and booklet included
08:09 Parts of the Cricut Explore
13:49 How to connect the Cricut Explore machine to a Mac desktop or laptop
16:22 How to create a Cricut ID and register your machine
20:14 How to power on your Cricut Explore
25:41 How to connect the Cricut Explore machine to a Windows desktop or laptop
26:55 How to connect the Cricut Explore machine to iOS (iPad or iPhone) and pair with Bluetooth
30:10 How to connect the Cricut Explore to an Android tablet or phone
33:10 How to do a test cut on your Cricut Explore cutting machine
34:05 How to use the Cricut cutting mat
35:51 How to put cardstock on a cutting mat
36:04 How to load the cutting mat into the Cricut Explore
37:42 How to press the Load/Unload button on the Cricut Explore
37:56 How to start cutting on the Cricut Explore (the Go button)
39:42 How to unload the cutting mat on the Cricut Explore
40:19 How to remove the cardstock from the mat without ripping or curling it
42:07 How to put the plastic protector back on the mat
42:18 Removing the USB cable if you want to just use Bluetooth
43:07 How to connect to Bluetooth on a Mac desktop or laptop
44:06 How to connect to Bluetooth on a Windows desktop or laptop
44:45 How to ask more questions about your Cricut Explore
Watch the Cricut Explore for Beginners Lesson 2 video at:
Watch the Cricut Design Space for Beginners Lesson 3 video at:
Watch me cut a beginner project on the Cricut Explore at:
https://makeracademy.com/cricut-kickoff-lesson-3-android/ (starting at 55:02)
Classes were recorded LIVE in Jennifer’s craft room where she setup a brand new Cricut Explore step by step to guide you along and help you get making awesome things!
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Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
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