Alternative to Laminating. Any ideas?

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  1. cheong42

    cheong42 New Member

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    Hi! I have so many things to laminate but laminating sheets are so expensive. Is there anyone who knows different ways to prolong materials? I'm making worksheets to be used for practice writing (using white board markers) and play mat (using clay). Any cheap but durable ideas would be very much appreciated :) thank you!
     
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  3. Mrs. K.

    Mrs. K. Enthusiast

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    You can put the worksheets in heavy-duty page protectors. Be sure to wipe them clean as soon as possible, but you'll get some good use out of them, and you can use both sides.
     
  4. Miss J. Pre-K

    Miss J. Pre-K Comrade

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    I've used a roll of clear contact paper and also the clear packing tape for little things.
     
  5. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

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    I love clear contact paper for laminating some things! I would definitely suggest using card stock or some other thick paper as a backing.
     
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    keishahart1987 New Member

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    If the children in the class have binders with the pocket in the front, you could use the front cover. (slide the paper behind the protector)
     
  7. Beverly

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    There's these Scotch display pocket things that are clear, hard plastic, and you can slip a paper inside them and keep switching it out. I like them better than other kinds because it's harder for kids to pull the papers out.
     
  8. choirlady76

    choirlady76 Rookie

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    I completely understand, I use contact paper! Much more economical and also easy to do!
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Page protectors

    Clear contact paper

    Clear packing tape

    Plastic placemats from Dollar Store for play dough/ clay
     
  10. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Phenom

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    There are protectors that I bought at a teacher store that I love. I've seen them in some teacher catalogs but they were a bit more expensive.
     

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