Fan your Mylar! A simple tip, but one that can be extremely useful to the new badge creator.

If you have struggled to pick up one single Mylar, this hint is for you!

Pick up the stack of Mylar (usually in piles/stacks of one hundred) in your left hand holding the stack between thumb and forefinger, as if you were holding a coin with your finger and thumb on the head and tail sides.
Now move your finger and thumb so you are now holding the stack on one side (or half). With your right hand hold the stack between finger and thumb so you are now holding the stack in two hands.

Bend or fold the stack so that it’s now bent in the middle. Hold the stack tightly with the right hand and release pressure on left hand. You will notice that the stack is slightly fanned and if the individual Mylar disks were slightly “stuck” together they have now been separated.
You can continue this process a number of times to increase the “fanning” effect just by alternating your grip on the stack sides in turn.