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Monday, February 16, 2009

Storing Lapbooks

After we complete a lapbook there is always the question of "How exactly do we store this...and where?" At times I've filed it in along with the kid's schoolwork records, or put them on the bookshelves to look at, but this year as we lapbook along with our geography studies we've been doing a little something different.

And it involves duct tape (oh, yes!).

I came across this idea somewhere in the wonderful bloggysphere (thanks to CouponSista for pointing me to the post New Use for Duct Tape at View from the Hill). This idea is great and has allowed us to store our lapbooks along with our notebooking pages, so we LOVE it!

Here's how I put ours together:

~ Cut a piece of duct tape that is about 1/2" shorter than the length of the lapbook side.

~ Stick the duct tape to the side of the lapbook, leaving enough room to double the duct tape back and still have a bit of a 'lip' of sorts. This will be the edge that you use the 3-hole punch on.

~ Use a 3-hole punch on the side with the duct tape and put it in your binder - simple, isn't it?


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