Monday, February 20, 2012
Stuff I Love: Purple Cows Laminater
I'm a white-board-marker addict. I love that I can make lists reusable by writing them in white board marker and then wiping them off to start over. I hadn't been able to fully utilize this feature, however, until I purchased my laminater.
Purple Cows makes an amazing set of laminating materials. This laminater can laminate pages up to 12"x12" - great for those of you who like to scrapbook. My kit came with tons of pages - everything from tiny 3"x5" sheets up to roomy 12"x12" sheets. The slim machine is super simple to use - plug it in to the wall, flip the 'on' switch and wait 3 minutes for it to warm up. Then you slip your picture/paper/item into the laminating film and insert it into the slot. The machine sucks it through and voila, you're done!
I've used my laminater for all kinds of projects. I printed out detailed to-do lists and laminated them - now I can just write on and wipe off instead of trying to keep track of all the little sticky notes I used to jot things down on. I printed photos of the family and laminated them to make a "memory" matching game for the kids. I made "morning routine" charts for the kids, laminated them and posted them on the wall so the kids can cross off their chores with whiteboard markers as they complete them. I laminated coloring pages and let the kids color with dry-erase markers which can be erased and reused. I've even made nametags to attach to the kids' school bags and lunchboxes. I'm currently scouring Pinterest for more laminater-friendly crafts and activities for the kids because I'm hooked!
The whole kit was under $50 and refills of laminating sheets are pretty cheap. If you're tired of having scraps of papers floating around your house, or if you'd like to get your papers a little more organized - this is the laminater for you!