Make Your Own Dry Erase Board
- White foam-core board, 10"x12"
- Clear contact paper, 12"x14"
- Jacquard Lumiere Paints: Crimson, Citrine, Pearlescent Emerald, Pearlescent Turquoise
- Sponge scraps, three 2" squares
- Dry-erase marker
scissors, ruler, black marker, craft knife, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
- Adults, help kids when cutting foam-core board.
- Measure and cut 10"x12" rectangle from foam-core board. On covered work surface, paint board Turquoise. Let dry.
- 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.
- For leaf shape, cut teardrop shape from sponge scrap square. Use paintbrush to dab Emerald onto leaf shape; stamp leaves above apples. Let dry.
- For checkerboard shape, use paintbrush to dab Citrine on remaining sponge scrap square. Stamp squares between apple shapes. Let dry.
- Use black marker to outline apple shapes and draw stems. Draw outline around board.
- 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.
- Wrap edges of contact paper onto back of board. Trim edges.
- Use dry erase marker to write on board. Use felt scrap as eraser.
- 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!