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The best products for your project

Science fairs, pep rallies, book reports, a run for class president — no matter what project your child is working on, having the right materials is essential to the project's success. Here are some solutions to your project needs to help get your child's presentation on the right track to success in no time!.

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the best products
for your project

Science fairs, pep rallies, book reports, a run for class president — no matter what project your child is working on, having the right materials is essential to the project's success. Here are some solutions to your project needs to help get your child's presentation on the right track to success in no time!

The class project: it's inevitable. If you have a child, you know it's coming. But never fear, we're here to help make sure you pick the right materials for your child's presentation.

The board

Choosing a project board is one of the most important decisions when preparing for a presentation. As a mom, it's important to have many types of boards on hand in case your young one comes home with the sudden news that a project is due the next day.

Elmer's foam board sheets, for example, are great for academic projects, signage needs and even model building. They come in a variety of colors — even a holographic print. The surface is also great for paint, markers and other embellishment details. Another high-quality presentation board is a bi-fold board, which is perfect for smaller projects that don't require a lot of content. If your child has more information to share, like in a science project, try the tri-fold board — it's perfect for highlighting a main topic with side panels used to share supporting information.

If choosing the tri-fold board, you'll need to decide between foam or corrugated board. A foam tri-fold display boardprovides a premium and professional finished appearance that is sturdy enough to tack 3-dimensional items. A corrugate tri-fold display board is lightweight, yet sturdy in construction. Both foam and corrugate tri-fold display boards provide a smooth surface which accept a wide range of mediums including paint, markers, glitter, fabric and adhesives.

Essential stickiness

Don't get stuck in a sticky situation. Another important supply to have on hand is Elmer's glue. Whether it's Elmer's Glue-All — perfect for many surfaces like paper and wood — or one of Elmer’s new Board Mate ® Adhesives specifically designed to be the strongest formulas for bonding materials to foam and display board. This line of adhesives includes a Dual Tip Glue Pen, Extra Strength Glue Stick, Foam Mounting Tape and Spray Adhesive.

The bling

Kids love bling, which is why you shouldn't skimp on these cool project accessories. Try these Board Mate ® Accessories including holographic letters and numbers, Glitter Shakers and paper borders!

This post was sponsored by Elmer's.

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