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Old 03-26-2013, 11:17 AM
cheong42 cheong42 is offline
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Alternative to Laminating. Any ideas?

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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Old 03-26-2013, 11:26 AM
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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.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:39 PM
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I've used a roll of clear contact paper and also the clear packing tape for little things.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:46 AM
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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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Old 05-22-2013, 01:58 PM
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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)
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:54 PM
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:37 AM
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I completely understand, I use contact paper! Much more economical and also easy to do!
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:22 AM
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Page protectors

Clear contact paper

Clear packing tape

Plastic placemats from Dollar Store for play dough/ clay
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:24 AM
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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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