I make these Money Tablets for my kids. They've been recieving them since they were young....first from their grandmother. They got a kick out of going to the store and tearing out a dollar at a time, as they checked out with the cashier. My mom used to take the money to a printer and ask him to make the money into a tablet, but i am finding making them myself I can be much more creative - and they turn out even nicer!
So let's try one! I guarantee, your money tablet will be a hit as a gift for young and old!!
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1. Brand new bills from the bank. This allows a nice compact tablet. I use 50 bills, but experiment with how many you like. I think 25 would do nicely.
6. A flower press. ( i found one at Michaels)
1. Cut card stock to the size of a dollar bill for a cover and a back. I measured them at 2 11/16 " x 6 3/16". I cut the card stock a tiny bit larger. Try one out and see how you like it.
2. Decorate the cover any way your little heart desires! It's amazing how creative you can get...especially after going to Michaels and seeing all of the paper punches in different designs. I found Washi tape, and even making a cover from water color paper on which i can paint. A collage would be cool too. Or you could simply make your plain.
4. Unscrew the flower press. Put the clipped money between the cardboard, screw on the top of the flower press tightly. Make the edge of your money packet that will receive the padding compound flush with the cardboard.
5. Now you are ready to "paint" the padding compound onto the "spine" of your money tablet. The compound goes on white, but dries clear. I put on 3 coats, waiting for each coat to dry before applying the next coat.
** Now think of a clever way to wrap your money tablet.
If you make a money tablet, take a picture and show me your clever ideas!!!