Jumpstart Your Creative Spark.

Cricut Explore 3

Now smarter and faster than ever, the Cricut Explore 3 smart cutter puts the power of handcrafting in the hands of anyone. Using more than 100 materials, the Cricut Explore 3 brings incredible speed and precision to every project. With Cricut Smart Materials, you can easily make long, simple cuts up to 12 feet (3.6 m) long without the use of a cutting mat – just load it up! So whether you’re creating custom home décor, car decals, or outfitting your team with heat transfer logos, you’ll be ready to tackle every creative task you encounter.

Infinite ideas.

Create with more than 100 materials – from popular craft materials such as cardstock, vinyl and iron-on to specialty materials such as glitter paper, foil and bonded fabrics.

Feels like warp speed.

We can’t say it’s supersonic, but the Cricut Explore 3 is 2 times faster than its predecessor. Therefore, even beginners will be able to produce in record time.

Easy as 1-2-3.


Start from scratch or grab a head start on one of the thousands of ready-made projects.


Customize it to your liking, click Make, and then follow the on-screen prompts.


Put them together, add the final touches and enjoy the final result.

Multifunctional production tools

Thanks to the cutter’s compatibility with other tools, you can do more than just cut with Cricut Explore 3. Use the Cricut Explore 3 and a dedicated Cricut pen to write messages or draw designs on paper and other materials, and use it with the scoring tool to add intaglio patterns to crafts or create fuss – free folds on paper. Cricut Explore 3 can also be used with the frustration tool, allowing you to add an upscale finishing touch to greeting cards, invitations, and home decor.

Easy Compatibility

Cut more than 100 materials without missing a beat with Cricut Explore 3. From sticky cardstock, glitter and vinyl rolls and sheets to construction paper, corkboard and craft foam, the Cricut Explore 3 makes short work of complex tasks and extends your creativity. To take full advantage of this handy cutter, pair Cricut Explore 3 with Cricut Smart Materials, which doesn’t require a mat to cut and create.

Hassle-free operation

The Cricut Design Space software can be loaded on virtually any device for easy operation. The software is available for Android and iOS phones as well as Windows and Mac computers and allows you to load and use pre-made designs from the Cricut library. You can even upload your own patterns and create custom designs within the software itself. The buttons on the left side of Cricut Explore 3 allow you to quickly stop or start the cutter and feed material before you start cutting, thwarting, writing, or scoring work.

Little details. Big difference.

Reel brackets hold the material firmly in place

Built-in cubby keeps your tools organized

In-door tray ensures safe tip changes

Docking slot for holding a tablet or smartphone

USB port to charge your device

2 tool clips that allow you to write and cut at once

Cricut Explore 3 VS Cricut Explore Air 2

Cricut Explore 3 Cricut Explore Air 2
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Max material width 13 in (33cm) 12 in (30.5 cm)
Max cut length 12 ft (3.6 m) 1.9 ft (58 cm)
Material compatibility 100+ materials 100+ materials
Tools/Capabilities 6 tools (cutting, writing, scoring & foiling) 6 tools (cutting, writing, scoring & foiling)
Commercial-grade performance
Compatible with Smart Materials 13 in wide, up to 75 ft (33 cm wide, up to 22.8 m)
Works with home printer to print, then cut
Free design app
Connectivity Bluetooth, USB Bluetooth, USB

Cricut Explore Air 2

Cut and write up to 2 times faster than previous Cricut Explore models with this DIY speed machine. The Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts more than 100 materials – from cardstock, vinyl and iron-on materials to specialty materials like glitter paper, cork and bonded fabrics. Quickly. Beautiful. From cardstock to custom t-shirts to home décor, Cricut makes it easy to realize your creative vision. Design anywhere, anytime on your laptop, iPad or iPhone. Browse and use thousands of images, fonts, and ready-made projects. Or create your own designs from scratch.