Mark is a big fan of the Post-it note. I often find little messages scattered around the house, asking me not to turn off the DVD player (so he doesn't loose his place in a movie) or reminding himself to take something to school for a friend. But his bedroom door was becoming a war zone of sticky notes. Mainly banning his brother from doing various things in there.
Clearly, the door needed a more elegant solution. One using a simple collage of picture and speech bubble with a plastic coating, which means it can act as a write-on wipe-off message board. And it's a great project for kids to tackle all by themselves.
How d'you do it?
- Choose a picture (from a catalogue or magazine or a photograph) and trim it to an appropriate size.
- Cut a speech bubble from plain paper.
- Layer them together and either run them through a laminating machine, or place them in a clear contact paper sandwich.
- Trim the plastic, making sure you leave a border round the paper elements.
- You can now write on your Talker with a felt tip or a dry erase pen. And just wipe it off when you have something new to say.
Somehow, when the Queen's Corgi gives a reminder, it seems a little bit less like nagging.