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You’ve been hearing it all over the place, in every store and each commercial: BACK TO SCHOOL!

But here’s the thing, we think that somewhere between school supply lists and your kids growing resentment at summer ending, there is still room to have a bit of fun and spend some time together - at the library! 

Well, specifically, at one of our makerspaces. Because the only thing more satisfying than new school supplies has to be *customized* school supplies.

We’ve pulled together a few quick and simple projects that will help make your children’s stuff cooler - and maybe prevent them from losing them (wishful thinking?).

  1. Customized Binders

Probably the simplest and quickest of the options, all you need to do is drop by the makerspace and hop on to the design computer to type out your desired subject names, choose your font and adhesive vinyl colour (free) and get to printing on the Silhouette Cameo cutter! The hardest part will be sticking these on in a straight line - but that’s optional.

  1. Pencil Case with Personality

Have your children’s creativity run wild as they design their own pencil case stickers. The sky really is the limit here, and again, all you need to do is go to the makerspace and let the magic happen - will they go for their name? favourite character? A quote or symbol? Decisions, decisions...

  1. Name that...anything. 

For the slightly more experienced and invested maker project, consider labelling your child’s name - on anything! In the case of hard objects, the vinyl provided in the library makerspace will do, but if you want to make custom fabric labels, you’ll just need to bring your own transfer vinyl with you!

Find the full instructions here.

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