Photo on 2-27-13 at 3.01 PM #2NO. Not counterfeit money. Money tablets. I guess I should say ‘fun money’.

Whenever I go on a trip, I make myself a couple of money tablets. These are fun and easy to make. They also make good gifts for grandchildren in a tablet of 20 bills. Much more fun than a $20 bill.

I am going to Las Vegas for my birthday in a couple of weeks and it is so handy to have these for airports and hotels. Much simpler than digging out a wallet for a tip. I keep these in an outer purse pocket.

Now for how to do it:

First go to your bank and ask for a package of 100 $1 bills. These have to be brand new, and you will probably find that your bank doesn’t have any on hand (unless it is Christmas time). So have them order you a pack and they will call you when you can pick up your money.Photo on 2-27-13 at 12.01 PM

Now separate these into two or three stacks. Hold sides together with clothes pins, and spread a nice layer of rubber cement along the long edge. You may have to move the clothes pins and make another coat after a few hours of drying.Photo on 2-27-13 at 3.01 PMPhoto on 2-27-13 at 12.02 PMWhat you have are some money tablets. This is a lot less bulky in your wallet than thirty loose one dollar bills, and they don’t get ‘stuck’ together.

Now when you need a few dollars for an ice cream cone or a tip, just peel them off, as you would checks in a check book.Photo on 2-27-13 at 3.01 PM #2

And you can make $10 tablets to put in a Christmas card for the mailman.

When you whip out your tablet to tip the bellman or the parking valet, they will do a double take.

The only ingredients needed are the bills, some rubber cement and a few clothespins. If you don’t have any clothespins, you can use big clips, the type you use to seal a bag of potato chips.