We think every teacher (and parent) should have a laminator in their home! When we tell friends about our laminators, they all respond with “I’d love to have one, but they’re so expensive!” Not true! They only cost around $30 – definitely worth the investment! Here’s why we think you need one…
- Your items will be more durable. It’s great to have a laminator in your school but the laminating film is typically thin and not sturdy. When you have a personal laminator, you can choose to buy film at different thicknesses. This is great because it makes your game pieces, flash cards and centers sturdy.
- If your school only laminates on certain days, it can make it difficult to have your centers ready to go. With an at home laminator, you can prevent this and laminate at any time.
- Make bag tags for your students! You can purchase luggage tags for your laminator. As a fun activity, give each student a piece of paper cut to fit the tag. Students can decorate their papers and you can use them to create sturdy, laminated tags.
- If you’re also a parent, it is great to use to preserve your children’s work. Or, create placemats for home. Run off a word serach or other activity and your children can play with a dry erase marker on the mat while you fix dinner!
We have found the best place to purchase a laminator is through Amazon. Here is the one we like along with laminating pouches we have purchased before.