Make Your Own Dry Erase Board

Materials

  • White foam-core board, 10"x12"
  • Clear contact paper, 12"x14"

Tools

  • Jacquard Lumiere Paints: Crimson, Citrine, Pearlescent Emerald, Pearlescent Turquoise
  • Sponge scraps, three 2" squares
  • Dry-erase marker

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, black marker, craft knife, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Adults, help kids when cutting foam-core board.

STEP 2

  • Measure and cut 10"x12" rectangle from foam-core board. On covered work surface, paint board Turquoise. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • For apple stamp, cut circle shape from sponge scrap square. Use paintbrush to dab Crimson onto apple shape; stamp apples on sides of board, leaving 2" space between apples. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • For leaf shape, cut teardrop shape from sponge scrap square. Use paintbrush to dab Emerald onto leaf shape; stamp leaves above apples. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • For checkerboard shape, use paintbrush to dab Citrine on remaining sponge scrap square. Stamp squares between apple shapes. Let dry.

STEP 6

  • Use black marker to outline apple shapes and draw stems. Draw outline around board.

STEP 7

  • Measure and cut 12"x14" rectangle from clear contact paper. Remove backing from rectangle and position adhesive-side of contact paper facing up on work surface. Position board, with right side facing down, on center of rectangle. Smooth contact paper over board, removing wrinkles.

STEP 8

  • Wrap edges of contact paper onto back of board. Trim edges.

STEP 9

  • Use dry erase marker to write on board. Use felt scrap as eraser.

Tips

  • 1. After frequent use, remove marker shadows with cloth and water.
  • 2. Create a dry-erase board for each student in your classroom. Use during reading lessons and have kids write out sentence formations or during math lessons for kids to work out problems!
by Sandy Rollinger
Make Your Own Dry Erase Board
Make Your Own Dry Erase Board