School's In - Break Out the Fellowes Laminator (And a Giveaway)

School’s In – Break Out the Fellowes Laminator (And a Giveaway)

Fellowes Laminator #LaminateIt

Back when I was a teacher my favorite part of the copy room was the massive laminator it housed. I found myself drawn to it. I made massive laminated posters and flash cards and whatever else I could think of. So when I was contacted by The Motherhood about reviewing the Fellowes Laminator I was not sure I should do it.  Oh trust me, I wanted to, but what if I got carried away and started laminating everything in site?  I wondered if I could really trust myself with a laminator in my house. But the desire to wrap heated plastic around paper items won and I told The Motherhood to go ahead and ship me the laminator (and I am so glad I did!).

I am no longer employed as a teacher but I am constantly teaching my kids at home as part of our day-to-day life. Once I knew the laminator was coming I started brainstorming creative and practical ways to use it. I already own stacks and stacks of flash cards so I had to think of other ideas. Before I share those ideas with you, let me tell you a little bit about the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator.

Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator is a great tool for back-to-school because it helps preserve important documents like schedules, calendars, flash cards, charts, certificates, classroom decorations and whatever else you want to protect. One thing I really love about this laminator is its HeatGuard™ Technology which has double-walled insulation to keep heat inside so the laminator is safe for home use. In addition, the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator is capable of cold lamination which allows you to laminate heat sensitive items. Using this laminator is so very easy. Simply place the item being laminated into a laminating sleeve and send it through the laminator.

Fellowes Laminator #LaminateIt

I was able to find a ton of fun and useful free printables over at the Fellowes Idea Center. Some of my favorites include a map of the seven continents, a multiplication chart, a US map, and a fantastic angles chart. These are all prime laminating targets because they are items that a child would have to practice and study more than once. By laminating these pages they can be written on with wet or dry erase markers and wiped clean again.

Fellowes Laminator #LaminateIt

In my family, going back to school also means getting back into scouting. I am my son’s Den Leader and the boys are trying to memorize a few things right now so I used my laminator to make our study note cards more durable and pocket proof.  And since I am not my daughter’s leader, I laminated her troop calendar so that I can keep up with what is going on without trashing the calendar.

Fellowes Laminator #LaminateIt

The laminating fun does not have to end with school items.  Why not laminate a few of your kiddos’ creations or copies of your precious photographs?

Fellowes Laminator #LaminateIt

Imagine the fun you could have with your very own laminator! You will have a chance to win just a few sentences down. But first I want to share with you a special contest from Fellowes. From July 15 through September 30, Fellowes wants to help you recognize a special teacher in your community. With the “Celebration of Superstar Teachers” contest, you can nominate an exceptional teacher on Facebook and they could win a Fellowes classroom prize pack including a laminator!

Also, be sure to check out my #LaminateIt back to school Pinterest board.

Enter to win a Fellowes Saturn2 95 (ARV $159.99) using the Rafflecopter form below.

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I received product to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Comments

  1. I would laminate everything in sight if I won! I would probably use it for my crafts and for preschool stuff for my son. Thanks for the giveaway

  2. I’d pretty much laminate everything. And anything I didn’t laminate, my 13 & 14yo’s would.

  3. We are just putting together our year curriculum. I have a laminator on my list. We would laminate all her handwriting sheets, calendar and so much more. Great giveaway Janice!

  4. Krissie M says:

    One of the first things I would laminate, or at least want to laminate, is our first child’s birth certificate in a few months. lol Otherwise it would be pictures that I take then print out. 🙂

  5. I remember walking into the teacher’s workroom for the first time and salivating over the laminator. What wouldn’t I laminate?

  6. We do a lot of work with kids at church so we will be laminating lots of things to do with them.

  7. Janet W. says:

    I would laminate sight word cards for my grandson!

  8. Janet W. says:

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.
    celebrating-family.com/2013/07/31/sandwich-alternatives-for-school-lunches/

  9. Karen Lynn says:

    Everything especially crafts that we do and pictures.

  10. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I would love to laminate the kids are work and my recipe cards!

  11. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d laminate my kids achievement charts and artwork. I’d also laminate special cards that my kids like to make.

  12. I’d like to laminate flash cards.

  13. Serena Powell says:

    I would laminate some of my pictures to preserve them.

  14. I’d like to laminate flash cards.

  15. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to laminate my daughter’s flash cards.

  16. Debra Wagner says:

    I would laminate my medical terminology flash cards i made on index paper

  17. I would laminate flashcards.

  18. Deci MacKinnon says:

    “Beware of Dog” sign for my backyard.

  19. Denise B. says:

    I would laminate our local restaurant menus.

  20. Mary Casper says:

    my marriage license and birth certificate

  21. Use it for school projects

  22. rich morris says:

    my kids artwork

  23. Monique Rizzo says:

    Chore charts.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  24. I would laminate all my very important papers first.

  25. I would laminate Bible verse to hang in the Sunday School rooms at church. Thanks for the review. I have a Fellowes Paper Shredder and I love it!

  26. I would laminate site words to hang around the house the help my kids learn to read.

  27. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I would laminate soccer schedules and ferry schedules to keep in my car.

  28. Tanya White says:

    I would make a behavior chart for my 6 year old son and laminate the awards my children receive from school.

  29. Danielle Papsis says:

    I would laminate photographs, and make flash cards.

  30. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Some old financial documents

  31. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d make flash cards for my daughter.

  32. i WOULD LAMINATE WORKSHEETS FOR MY TODDLER AND PRESCHOOLER. OH SO MUCH I COULD LAMINATE!!!!

  33. We would laminate our hunting and fishing licenses.

  34. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would laminate my kids math flash cards to help them with math facts.

  35. I would laminate anything and everything. Photos, documents, signs, business cards and all kinds of other things. I could even laminate my laminations!
    Hmmm… maybe the wife and kids…???

  36. tina reynolds says:

    photos school stuff of the kids crafts and more

  37. homework projects and id cards.

  38. Melissa B. says:

    I would laminate a blank calendar to place on the fridge.

  39. Our Danish flash cards and labels

  40. Jill Myrick says:

    I would laminate my childrens safety ID cards, school art work, photos and other important documents.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  41. friederike graedener says:

    I work as a private tutor teacheing german and math. This would be perfect for my teaching materials and would save me a fortune if I did not have to print as much but could re-use materials

  42. I really need to make my kinder some flash cards. It’s time to get reading up in here!

  43. first thing i’d do is recipe cards

  44. Sheri Blessing says:

    I would do chore charts for my kids

  45. john hutchens says:

    I would laminate the kids art work, awards and certificates

  46. I would laminate the newspaper articles I have saved.

  47. moms recipe cards to keep them safe

  48. i left comment on this food post celebrating-family.com/2013/06/10/turkey-meatloaf/#comment-14144

  49. Candice Hull says:

    I would use it to make study sheets for my son and to save both my boys artwork
    thanks

  50. I print out channel lineups to put by my TVs because with digital, who can remember all those channels? But the prints get worn and ruined in no time. I would laminate them and many other things with the Fellowes.

  51. Diana Stanhope says:

    We have so many cards that need laminated.

  52. I’d use it for my Girl Scout troop, and to make worksheets for my preschooler!

  53. Lois McLachlan says:

    I volunteer at a senior center – could use the laminator to help out the seniors

  54. Mary Flattery says:

    The possibilities are ENDLESS!!! Fingers crossed!!

  55. Julie Hawkins says:

    I’d laminate my kids artwork

  56. Katie Contests says:

    I’d laminate nametags!

  57. I would laminate some of our memorabilia

  58. Angela Ash says:

    We knew a family who had tape all over their house. They used it to fix everything. It looked terrible but the funny thing is it worked. I have a feeling I’d go crazy with the laminating like they did the tape.

  59. I would laminate copies of the new school calendars.

  60. leah wall says:

    everything!! hahaha

    I have a lot of printouts for my little one that I’d love to laminate instead of reprinting. and I’d like to do a chore chart for my older one.

  61. Brad Merrell says:

    Some artwork and some documents

  62. Karen Olson says:

    I could really use this with all my craft projects

  63. Gwendolyn Blunt says:

    I seriously almost cried for joy when I saw this contest! I didn’t even know I could own such a awesome product. 🙂 I would laminate school work for my daughters homeschooling and use it to preserve art projects for my scrapbooking ,along with the drawings that my little girl likes to send to her Grandparents. This is so exciting, THANK YOU for the chance to win! 🙂

  64. I would laminate ID cards, kids artwork and a variety of other fun things. 🙂 Thank you.

  65. wendy wallach says:

    i would laminate instructions for different household items

  66. kathy pease says:

    id laminate my sons newspaper articles for basketball

  67. I would laminate favorite recipes and birth/wedding announcements.

  68. Saver Sara says:

    I’d start with keepsakes for my kids. Firsts of things for them and their artwork.

  69. Virginia Wright says:

    I would laminate my daughters artwork and some pictures that are not going to hold up much longer. I’m a server and that would be perfect to put pictures in my apron!

  70. Vikki Billings says:

    I would laminate my grandsons special art work.

  71. My mom is a 2nd grade teacher and we spend tons of time laminating and cutting out things that we laminate!

  72. Danielle Samuels says:

    I would laminate my cousins artwork and most of the pictures I have

  73. Some receipts I kept from my trip, for my scrap book

  74. I would laminate a TON of items in my classroom; flash cards, games, center activities, and so much more.

  75. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would laminate our photos.

  76. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d use it to make christmas cards:)

  77. I would laminate stuff for work

  78. Lisa Fonseca says:

    I would laminate everything possible lol. I love laminating stuff. 😀

  79. I would laminate school projects.

  80. Christian Alejandro says:

    It would be great for school stuff and some drawings!

  81. Emily Morelli says:

    I would love to laminate homemade flashcards for my daughter.

  82. My kids art work and their spelling and vocabulary lists etc.

  83. heather c says:

    Little drawings the kinder has made over the years.

  84. would like to lament recipes ty.

  85. Everything, lol. Kids awards and pictures, and then I would not have to use the peel and stick stuff!

  86. Pamela wells says:

    I would laminate everything!!!!

  87. Jessica Ott says:

    I would laminate everything if I won this!!! Awesome giveaway!! Thanks!!

  88. samantha s says:

    I would love to laminate my kids drawings and pictures.

  89. I’d laminate awards that my children have won and their artwork.

  90. Debra Sauvageau says:

    my son’s schoolawards

  91. I love laminating!!!

  92. I love to laminate games, my son’s pictures and word/picture labels for the house!

  93. christy colln says:

    I would laminate different posters for school since I do online school at home with my son. I would also laminate different posters and learning tools for my daycare 🙂

  94. Amanda W-B says:

    I would laminate all of the activities we recently purchased from Little Learning Lovies!! I went crazy getting games, flash cards, and anything else we could use for our little guy!

  95. I would laminate school work..so I can use dry erase marker on it.

  96. Debra Sauvageau says:

    I wouldlaminate my son’s schoolawards

  97. First thing would be my ‘family notebook’. 🙂

  98. All sorts of cool uses! I’d first make bookmarks.

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