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Teachers and others will appreciate the Teaching Materials Center's extensive collection of dies, including both simple and complex shapes, letters, and numbers. Construction paper, cover stock, foamies, and pop-up sponge are some of the materials that can be used for die-cutting shapes and are available for sale at the TMC.
Die-cuts can then be used for preparing bulletin boards, name tags, cards, and educational activities. Their uses are only limited by the imagination.

The shapes can be decorated by die-cutting the same shape from multiple colors, then cutting away unnecessary parts and layering the pieces. More details can be added to the die cuts by using colored markers, crayons, pencils, or chalk.

The Teaching Materials Center has die-cutters and a large library of Ellison dies that all are welcome to use without charge.