I can’t help but wonder what your profession is. Are you an engineer? Scientists? SLP?
How did you come up with this magical product? The Secret Weapon of all SLPs!
I’ve been recommending Aleene’s Tack It for a while but I realized I never wrote a post about it so today I wanted to rectify that!
Don’t tell Velcro, but I’ve been cheating on her. Aleene’s my girl and I’ve seeing a lot more of her!
I don’t know how to explain it so just read this Amazon summary:
Aleene’s® Tack It Over and Over™ gives you a temporary bond, so it’s the perfect way to use appliqués over and over. So you can create a themed shirt for the school play, then remove the appliqué after the performance. Or maybe you want to “dress” a sweater for a holiday theme, then wear it plain throughout the season. Sticks to most surfaces, including fabric, wool, paper, metal, glass and plastic.
Add some Tack It to the back of your laminated paper. Let it dry. Then it will be sticky. You can stick and unstick it for quite a while! This week I’ve been making my Bubble Gum Apraxia and Bubble Gum Phonology sets using Aleene’s magical formula. I’m NOT sad I don’t have to cut 50 pieces of velcro! I did try Aleene’s tack on my Interactive Vocabulary Books a few weeks ago but it didn’t give the kids enough space to grab the icons. It’s better suited for the interactive sets, making Cariboo cards stick, or adding visuals to walls in classrooms.
Grab Aleene’s Tack It on Amazon or at your local craft store. Are you dating Aleene too?! How are you using it in your speech room?
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Oh my gosh! I wish I had known about this years ago! It is just amazing, and so much cheaper with velcro. Thanks for your advice about the interactive books…I wasn’t sure how well it would work on them so I am still using velcro.
Totally agree…i tried on my interactive books and my kiddos had trouble getting their little fingers to manipulate the pieces since they were flush with the page.
Wendy Custis says
Try making a glue dot on the back of the pieces instead of spreading it out. It makes the piece stick up a little so it can be grabbed by fingers easier.
I have been using this stuff for quite a few years, and LOVE IT! It is great to use to stick things on walls or white boards (when you don’t have/need magnets) or the laminated pieces like you are doing. Totally underutilized I think, and saves me from having sticky scissors from velcro!
Cindy C. says
Yay! This is something that I’ve just dreamed about. I LOVE the idea and can’t wait to get some!
In my Amazon cart now! thanks!!!
My love affair with Aleene’s Tack It is just recent. It is just the thing to put snowflakes on the tree in my room and the wall, as well as hearts. I have used Aleene’s products before (love her Tacky glue) but this has become my favorite. 🙂
Did you put the adhesive on the Cariboo boxes or on the individual cards or both? I have never used this product before but it sounds much better than mass amounts of velcro! I just scored my first Cariboo Treasure Hunt game thanks to my thrifty aunt…$4.30 🙂 I AM THRILLED!
Erica Hawks says
I’m struggling a bit with getting it to work. I let it dry over night and it still is coming off the back when I pull in off. What am I doing wrong?! I tried a glue dot and spreading it out. Any advice would be great!