Silhouette in Education

Silhouette in the Classroom

The Silhouette electronic cutting tool can be used in a variety of educational settings to help facilitate the process of learning and the creation of educational models. Click on the videos below to see a few examples of the Silhouette in education.

Silhouette engages students of all ages in the advancement of STEAM education ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

Silhouette machines can be used for a variety of educational applications, including the following:

  • Basic fabrication – converting 2D prints into 3D fold-together educational models
  • Design and concept creation
  • Providing hands-on spatial reasoning skills
  • Creating perfect titles and other cut-out designs for project display boards
  • Creating classroom signs and other classroom décor
  • Preparing resource materials

Silhouette Educational Products

Silhouette America® provides a variety of tools and products which compliment education and classroom settings.

The Silhouette Portrait is the perfect classroom tool for precision cutting and fabrication of 3D models made from basic 2D printed images. The Portrait model is sized perfectly with an 8 1/2 inch width opening to accommodate common Letter and A4 size materials, such as standard printer paper.

Also perfect for classroom settings is our easy-to-use Silhouette ModelMaker software program. This optional software package allows you to design 3D objects on screen, which are automatically converted into 2D flat 'nets' (or unfolded 3D models). With the Silhouette machine's Print & Cut technology, you can print out any 3D design you've created to a regular printer, and then feed it into the Silhouette to cut around the model's printed contour. With the Silhouette machine doing all the heavy lifting to perform precision cutting and creating fold lines, students are left to engage with assembling the cut -out models, learning through hands-on application of designing and assembling models.

Silhouette America® Educator Discount Program

Silhouette America® provides a special direct discount for Silhouette products purchased through SilhouetteAmerica.com to qualifying educational facilities and licensed non-profit organizations. Simply contact education@silhouetteamerica.com and relay the following:

  • Your Silhouette account address (if you do not already have an account, you may sign up for free)
  • Name and location of your school or institution
  • Attach a copy of your teaching certificate or 501(c)(3) form

This program is only valid in the United States and Canada. Silhouette America® does not accept purchase orders. Education discount only available on product offerings and purchases made directly through SilhouetteAmerica.com.

More Information

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