- a printer (we used the HP Deskjet 3636)
- color ink
- the printables at the end of this post
- binders with clear front pockets or sheet protectors if you want to use these as dividers instead
I printed the covers for my sister’s binders on cardstock instead of typical paper. Printing them on cardstock helps them hold up better throughout the whole year. If you are going to make your child a separate binder for each class, slide the printable right in to the clear front pocket. If you prefer your child to have one large binder, place each printable in a sheet protector and then put them in a large binder to act as dividers.
The printables cover the main subjects, such as math, science, English and history, with a few extra subjects such as art, music and Spanish thrown in. If you would rather fill in the subject on your own, there are also printables at the bottom of this post that have the background designs with a space for you to write in the subject.
There are four different versions of binder covers, so hopefully your student can find something that suits them. The first in a large chunky chevron.
The second is a smaller zig-zag.
The third is made to look like the front of a book.
The fourth is my personal favorite. I love the having all the different hues of the same color on the cover.
I use a lot of printables in my life. I have printables for our road trips, printables for car emergencies so I don’t forget how to use jumper cables and even printables for parties. I go through a lot of ink. A LOT of ink and honestly, I have burned through a few printers too. I just switched to a HP printer and I am glad to find something affordable that will let me print as much as I want with HP high-yield ink cartridges.
The DeskJet 3636 is an afforable all-in-one that lets you print, scan and copy right out of the box. It comes in three colors Vibrant Red, Sporty Purple and Dragonfly Blue. If you have seen my Doctor Who themed office, then you know that I NEEDED the Dragonfly Blue.
I love that this printer is set up for easy mobile printing and you can connect your smart phone or tablet right to the printer. There is even an optional quiet mode that will minimize noise if you are printing with a sleeping baby in your arms. Typical printers can wake up a baby, ask me how I know.
When you print as much as I do, you want to make sure you get high quality prints, time after time and this printer really delivers.
I picked up my printer in the back to school section of Walmart, but they can also be found on the printer aisle near electronics. Using your printer to print printables can really make your school year smoother!
Which of the binder covers is your favorite?
Printables in this post are for personal use and available to subscribers of Housewife Eclectic only. To use this printable, please SUBSCRIBE NOW.
Once you have subscribed, click the links below to download the printables.