Friday, 18 October 2013

Post it!

Yes, Post-it. As in, the little squares of coloured paper you can stick on things as a reminder to, well... do whatever, really.

But how creative can you be with a Post-it? That was the gauntlet thrown down to me and a group of other bloggers a couple of weeks ago. To whit, to how many different uses can the humble Post-it be put?

Now I like nothing better than a challenge, and I'm inspired by nothing better than a splash of colour. And whereas all the old Post-its I had were a rather pale yellow, the ones I was sent to 'get creative' with came in a whole spectrum of colours, ranging in shades from fluorescent brightness to more calming tones.

The easy thing, of course, is to match the colour with the mood...


Or alternatively, utilise the shape...











When you come to think of it, there's not much you CAN'T do with a Post-it note, especially if you've got children to help you. So, here are a few of their ideas and inspirations.

How about using the red, orange and green as signals for your toy train? Wait at the tunnel Thomas...


Ok, green now. Off you go...


Of course, it's not just the range of colours that can inspire you, either. It's the shapes as well. As a reward, the star shapes are invaluable especially if you want to wean your toddler off the jelly-baby bribes for successful visit to the potty...




And then, of course, those lovely colourful squares are excellent decoration for the cardboard box Wendy House...






The yellow squares are especially useful for playing practical jokes on people who park outside your house, being almost exactly the same shade of yellow as a Parking Ticket...


(Sorry Grandad!)

Of course, not all uses for the different coloured Post-its are frivolous (perish the thought)! No. Because the bright green/red combination can act as a handy traffic-light system when going through your little one's reading homework: red for the page with words that need some practice, green for those that are ok.

You see, 3M Post-it Notes are ideal for adding a splash of colour to your messages and reminders and a whole lot more besides. And with such a big palette of shades on offer, there’s sure to be a hue to match your message… and brighten up your desk space too!
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