Do you love laminating? I do! For years I have laminated the small pieces of my games and centers to make sure they will last. Because I use small pieces, I have been cutting the pieces, laminating, and then cutting again so the edges would remain sealed after laminating. I started reading stories about teachers who never cut prior to laminating. I was skeptical, but also curious. I had to try it out for myself and here’s what happened.
First, I printed off some pages from my graphing pack, put them in pouches, and sent them through my Scotch laminator.
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Next, I was ready to cut the cards apart.
After cutting, I had to check out the edges and can you guess what I found????
They stay sealed – total game changer!
So as you’re prepping materials for your classroom, skip the pre-cutting and save yourself some time.
Is this hot or cold laminated? I do PECS for my son and have been using contact paper so I only have to cut once.
Storie Belden says
I used my personal Scotch laminator for this little experiment, which uses heat to seal the pouches.