After making the Fun Colour Window Shapes I was left wondering could they be laminated. I had serious doubts, I thought the cellophane might melt in the laminator. I put one shape through the laminator and it worked fine. The cellophane was a little wrinkly but the shape was super tough and would stand up to any toddler. I didn't like it though. After being laminated the cellophane didn't make that lovely crinkly sound and it felt nicer to hold when the frame was just cardboard. Keep in mind my cardboard/cellophane/unlaminated versions are crinkled and a little torn from Otis using them and laminated ones would probably last forever.
I also tried laminating plain cellophane which worked well. Again some crinkles and a few bubbles. My laminator did overheat and needed to cool down completely in between laminating each sheet. Otis likes to play and of course carry around these colour water bottles but was completely uninterested in colour matching. Because Otis is not interested in using them together I will keep the bottles and cellophane sheets separate. Perhaps use them them as a language activity in a basket on his shelves. Do you remember our Little Water Bottles, wow that was a long time ago, Otis was only seven months old.
These laminated cellophane sheets look good in the window, you can cut them to any shape and they are perfect for colour matching and colour blending activities. I'm even wondering if we can use them for Christmas decorations, perhaps window bunting?