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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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  1. What a great idea. . . I will use it. And yes, simple! Thanks. :-)

  2. I’ve read this idea before (sorry, can’t remember where). But your crystal clear step by step pics add a lot to the idea! Well done! It’s been linked on both Lapbooking and Lapbooking FAQ.

  3. Very useful information. We just made our first and finished it yesterday. Now, you have answered the question of storage for us! Thanks!!

  4. Karin Katherine says

    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing that!

  5. This is a great idea…we have been storing them in a magazine file box. I like that my girls can get them out and re-explore them on their own…and they do!

  6. Love this!!! I am putting this on my list of things to do this week.

  7. Hi girl! Say, did you know Heidi Pair has a company now that makes labook stuff-one being a 3 hole punched sticker to attach to the back of the lapbooks?  I begged her to make em :0) and they are great.  You can see them on her Pair Educational Products page at http://www.peareducationalproducts.com/  and she has prefolded lapbooks and spiral books too.  I have used em all and love em.  Plus, well-Heidi is such a doll, it is fun to support her. :0)  Anyhoo-thanks for the heads up on the laminating sheets-I go thru those like water!  I have a pile of “to be laminated” sitting and waiting-so that was a very timely post.  Thanks!
    Hope all is well with you!  I am officially done with TOS reviews this Friday.  Kinda sad after 3 years, but time to move into a new season.


  8. Hi, Just wanted to share how I store our Lapbooks. I use case as on picture here

    Case has 10 sections where we can put ten lapbooks. Son writes the name of each lapbook  as INDEX  fo easy searching

  9. amazing idea, Thanks!!

  10. Stephanie Pawley says

    This is a great idea! We are working on our second lapbook and I was starting to ask myself the same questions on where do I put it? Luckily we have tons of binders! Plus, I can put worksheets, activity pages, etc in with the binder. Anyhow just wanted to say thanks.

  11. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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