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Is there a DIY way to laminate things in my classroom?

Asked by Supergirl (1666 points ) August 8th, 2007

Without having to purchase a laminator, or take things somewhere to be laminated, how can I protect activities, posters and such?

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JCS's avatar

Indeed there is. It is not quite as good as having a laminating machine but cheap "laminating sheets" can usually be purchased at office supply stores. Here's an example:

http://www.office1000.com/discount/laminating-sheets-self-adhesive.html

occ's avatar

It's also called contact paper--you can find at office supply stores, hardware stores, or art supply stores. I have used it for quick and easy lamination of posters, etc. It comes in a big roll, so you can cut it up and use it for any size. Very handy.

gooch's avatar

use an iron with lamination paper...make sure to put a peice of paper between the iron and the laminate

gooch's avatar

option #2 sticky acetate film....no heat required

sarahsugs's avatar

oooh - quick - go to Office Depot! They are offering FREE laminating for teachers every Thursday this August. You don't need a coupon or anything (so I heard - my school has a laminator so I haven't had to go to the depot yet).

For 8 1/2 x 11 sized things, I also like to use sheet protectors. The kind which are open at one end and you slip the paper inside. I use them a lot for directions to activities and other things that I want to be able to use again and again.

SundayKittens's avatar

Or carefully make a scotch tape suit for it, then trim edges. it’s not as nice but…And sarahsugs is so right! sheet protectors are the best.

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