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Re: Play money

From: LisaHeartz@Yahoo.com
Date: 10/12/2001
Time: 3:41:46 PM
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Make up a simple paper dollar whatever size you wish ON WHITE PAPER. Place the number of the currency on that "bill" and maybe a sticker of some cartoon character like Mickey Mouse, Digimon, etc.

Next, do the same as the back side (DO NOT accually write on the back of the front side.) Make them two separate pieces. Also make the back about 1/8" SMALLER all around.

When you have done a front AND back for each denomination ($1, $2, $5, $10, $20, etc.) then designate a paper coloul for each one. (ie. pink for $1, baby blue for $2, etc.) Photocopy as many as you wish (making sure you have a front and back for each). Cut them out.

Next get some clear tye-tack (like shelf liner paper, only it is tacky and CLEAR!) Can usually be found in a $1.00 Store or Wal-Mart). Open a portion of the tye-tak and place the BACK FACE SIDE DOWN. Then possition the FRONT SIDE UP on top. Because the top is slightly LARGER than the back, it will also touch the sticky part. This will then make it easier to take another piece of tye-tak and place it over the entire project.

After it is all in the "Plastic Covering", cut it out leaving a small amount of the plastic as an edge. These look GREAT and will last forever!!!

As for the "Coins"...? The only suggestion I can think of is... (My husband is ALWAYS reminding me of our high schools for this reason). Go to your local High School or Jr. High school. Ask to speak to the SHOP TEACHER there. Tell him/her that you'd like to make "coins" and he may get his student(s) to make some for you out of scrap plastic of various colours. I would suggest to make them larger than our traditional coins and to DRILL ABOUT 4 OR 5 HOLES in them as a safety procaution, JUST IN CASE. This would allow the child to still be able to breath should he/she swallow one.

There MAY be a slight charge for making the "Coins", that I'm sure would just cover the cost of the plastic. Most teachers are good that way and it is a way for students to get extra marks!!! Here in the Toronto area, ALL High School Students are required to complete 40 hours of community service in order to get their diploma. So if your near here, that might be a great option!

Good Luck!!! :)

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