Cricket Cage SVG for Glowforge Laser Cutter

Cricket Cage SVG for Glowforge Laser Cutter



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NOTE: This ad is for the SVG file so you can laser cut your own cricket cage.

I love the sound of crickets. My yard is full of them. We rescued a few crickets when we mowed our lawn, and I made a cricket cage on my Glowforge laser cutter so we could observe them for a couple nights before releasing them back into the wild. Kids will love listening to the chirping sounds male crickets make at night. It's easy to feed and care for them, just crush up a small bit of pet food or fish flakes and put them in a bottle cap. A wet piece of paper towel in a bottle cap serves as water and the wad of paper towel keeps them from falling in and drowning. Cut small pieces of fruits and veggies, and give them dark leafy greens.

The SVG file is intended to be cut from 1/8" inch thick plywood. I have also included 2 optional parts to be cut from 1/8" thick clear acrylic if you want clear windows for easy observation.

I design using color because Glowforge groups tasks by color. You can make this project on any laser cutter that can read SVG files.

Steps and Settings:
1. Blue = Engrave (HD)
2. Pink = Score (High Quality)
3. Red = Cut
4. Black = Cut
5. Green = Cut (optional clear acrylic windows)

If you decide to make clear acrylic windows, you can skip the 2 matching wood pieces they replace. See SVG sample and photos above for more detail.

The instructions for building the cricket cage are at:

Design by J.E.Moores of JEMTOY

SVG file is available for download as soon as payment has processed.

Feel free to customize this design. Commercial use is OK, but please do not resell the SVG you downloaded. Thanks!

I use the free program Inkscape to design these SVG files (download at: If you need any other format other than SVG you will need to open the SVG in Inkscape and SAVE AS > (choose: PDF, DXF, etc...) I also teach a course called: Learn Inkscape For Glowforge. Using this course you could customize these designs. The details are on my web site:

NOTE: Do not open this SVG file in CorelDraw. You must download the free program from and use Inkscape to modify this SVG file.

Please favorite my shop while you are here. Thanks so much. Jay from JEMTOY.

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35 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Heather Jan 6, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This turned out so cute and was so easy to assemble! I made one and gave it to beekeeper friends for Christmas! Thanks for the great file!

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JerushaGirl Apr 21, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This is, by far, the best digital plan I have ever bought on Etsy. I love it so much, I’m using it for a personal, medative project where I plan to make 1,000 of them. I adore how gorgeous the final product is, how cleanly it cuts, how easy it is to assemble, and I even enjoy the ideas and projects on the sellers website. I’ve bookmarked this seller for future purchases because I’m hooked on how excellent their digital plans are. Thank you a ton!

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piccolinadesigns Sep 18, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The file loaded easily into the Glowforge program & I cut the game out of PG draft board. I am still deciding if I will take the time to paint any details, as I like the clean design on draft board more than I expected. The pieces fit together well with minimal glue. Though the design of the board was modified (slots + peg disc holders) from the original shape, there was a design intent behind it that keeps the game more organized. "Form follows function," and I felt that the changes made in this design were well thought out for gameplay. We are currently studying Ancient Mesopotamia for History, and this was an excellent activity to add to our studies. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the video of Tom Scott vs Irving Finkel playing the Royal Game of Ur. Watch it... it will make you want to play the Royal Game of Ur.

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Brittney Hallman Jul 3, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

My MIL is a bee keeper and sells honey for a living and this file worked like a dream as a cute little display when she does fairs and markets.

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