These Free Easter SVGs are great for Cricut, Silhouette, or any other cutting machine crafts.
Easters always spring up on me. Before I realize it, it’s here and I’m not prepared. In recent years, I host an egg hunt in our courtyard for all the neighborhood kids. As part of the festivities, I always try to incorporate some crafting activities for the participants.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons. Flowers seem to bloom wherever I go. People are happily strolling around the park with their family and friends. It is also the season we celebrate the special day of Easter.
Have you ever wondered how Easter went from a religious holiday to this heavily commercialized holiday? It all started with the Easter Bunny. How about we have a short history of Easter Bunnies? There are variations in the history of Easter Bunnies. The Easter Bunnies arrived in the United States during the 1700s. German Immigrants first introduced their egg-laying tradition in Pennsylvania. It was called Osterhase or Oschter Haws.
ring Osterhase, children make nests for a creature to lay colorful eggs on it. But why is there an Easter Bunny? How did these cuddly creatures become connected to Easter and colorful eggs?
During Osterhase, children make nests for a creature to lay colorful eggs on it. But why is there an Easter Bunny? How did these cuddly creatures become connected to Easter and colorful eggs?
In the 19th Century, Easter Bunny became a popular fixture. The story goes that the Easter Bunny lays and decorates its eggs. It will proceed to hide the eggs, which symbolizes new life. The concept has a similar message to the Christian tradition.
These days, when we “hunt” for Easter Eggs, we use these plastic Easter Eggs, they put chocolate or sweets. As for the real eggs, people will usually paint the eggs with the design they want.
Happy Easter SVG
If egg hunting and painting are not your things, there are other ways you can celebrate Easter. Christians attend masses to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Others take the time to relax and enjoy the spring sun.
Easter SVG Files for the Cricut
Here is another alternative to celebrate spring and Easter. Send a customized note to friends and family with these fun simple card crafts.
Bunny Ears SVG
Hanging with my Peeps SVG
My First Easter SVG
No Easter celebration is complete without a bouquet of tulips. For my more advanced paper crafters, check out my tutorial (with free templates) for making paper tulips.
Get this Free Bunny SVG, Easter Egg SVG, Happy Easter SVG, Carrot SVG, Bunny Ears SVG, Chick SVG and Peeps SVG set:
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Interested in related designs? Check out my Easter Card Templates.
How to turn any image into an SVG template?
Interested in learning the easiest way to make your own SVG?
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to turn any image into an SVG format image without having to use any complicated graphics editing software.
First, a quick primer on what is an SVG… SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics. It is a way to store digital information about an image. Most images you see on the web and other digital devices use a bitmap or pixel-based image storage format. In other words, the image is captured with information about each dot in the image.
SVG format images are part of a category of images that are vector-based. Vector-based images store the image as a series of paths and nodes. Most cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette use SVG format images because the blade on the machine needs to know what direction (or path) to cut.
To turn a bitmap-based image into a vector-based image, you need special conversion software tools. This is an algorithm tricky conversion because there are lots of different ways to do it with varying degrees in quality. Most graphic editing software like Adobe Illustration make you manually decide on those conversion settings which makes it really difficult to use if you’re not already familiar with Illustrator.
I use a software tool called Vector Magic. With Vector Magic, you just upload your image (you can even copy and paste it in) and it automatically just converts to an SVG format for you. You can make editorial adjustments afterward if you’d like but there is a baseline conversion ready to go if that’s good enough.
Here’s an image for you to give it a try yourself. It’s a bunch of cute animal drawings I did the other day. I just took a picture of it with my phone. Try copy and paste this image into the Vector Magic interface. (Right-click on the image below, select “copy”, then head over to Vector Magic and past it into the window or just hit Ctrl+V)
After you pasted your image into the Vector Magic window, it will automatically start to convert your image:
This will take a few seconds. When the process is complete, you will see the vectorized SVG image on the right with the original on the left.
If you don’t like the automated conversion, there are a number of different adjustments you can make from the right tool panel.
After making adjustments, you can download your converted image as an SVG and then upload it to your cutting machine interface like Cricut Design Space below:
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