You can create a hangman game for some family fun with your Cricut. This is a great kick-off to an entire week of family fun crafts that can all be made with your Cricut machine. Kids and adults alike will love this dry erase hangman board and playing this game over and over again. So, grab your Cricut Maker to make your own acrylic hangman game. You can also scroll to the bottom of this post for even more family fun ideas to make with your machine.
- .020 Acrylic Sheet
- Cricut Maker
- Black adhesive vinyl
- Free hangman SVG (download below)
- Knife blade
- Weeding tools (optional)
- Transfer tape
Free Hangman SVG File
You will need to download the SVG file first in order to upload it to your Cricut machine. The file has the word “hangman” as well as the stand to hang your stick man. The file does not have the rounded corner rectangle that I used for the acrylic. I just found a standard shape in Cricut Design Space for that. You can let me know if you have issues finding a shape that works. For now, sign up for our newsletter below to get the hangman cut file.
Please remember that the cut file is for personal use only. You can contact me if you have any issues. The cut file will download as a zip file and you will need to unzip in order to upload to your Cricut. You can see more about how to do that here.
How to Create a Hangman Game:
Now that you have your SVG file, you can use it to make your game. Upload the file to your Cricut then follow the instructions below. You can actually watch the video below to see just how to make this fun family game.
Can’t watch the video or missed some of the steps? I have a written set of instructions for you below as well. You can also pin or print these instructions for later.
- Cricut Maker
- Cut the hangman SVG from black vinyl. You actually want to mirror before cutting as this will be on the back of the acrylic piece. Then cut a rounded corner rectangle that will fit on your clipboard from the acrylic. You can see more about cutting acrylic here.
- Weed away all of the excess vinyl that you don't want transferred to your game and then add transfer tape to the design. You can see the basics of working with vinyl here.
- Locate the design near the top of your cut acrylic piece and in the center horizontally. Press down well with a scraper or an old gift card then remove the transfer tape.
- Be sure that the vinyl is adhered to the acrylic well then add the completed project to a clipboard. Grab your dry erase markers and join in some family fun.
The entire family will love playing this fun game. I did realize, however, that there may be some of you out there that do not how to play hangman. So, I thought I would go through the basics.
How to Play Hangman
- Think of a word or short phrase. Determine how many letters it will take to spell it. Add that number of dashes to the bottom of your board. Add spaces where applicable.
- The other players start to guess letters of the alphabet. If the letter is in your word, add it to the correct blank space or spaces on your word/phrase.
- If the letter is NOT in your word, you start drawing your man. Start with a head for the first miss, a body for the second, then continue to arms and legs. Once you have an entire man, the game is over! You win as they did not guess your word.
- If they guess the word correctly before the man is drawn, they win!
So easy and fun!
So, will you create a hangman game to play with your family? I am sure they will love it!
Love this Cricut family fun idea and want more? Try the links below as well!
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Then create a hangman game or start on one of these other Cricut crafts for a summer of fun. After all, I think we all need that right about now!
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