Make Your Own Dry Erase Board

By  Sandy Rollinger 

size: 10"x12"

  • 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

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, black marker, craft knife, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Adults, help kids when cutting foam-core board.
  • 2. Measure and cut 10"x12" rectangle from foam-core board. On covered work surface, paint board Turquoise. Let dry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 5. For checkerboard shape, use paintbrush to dab Citrine on remaining sponge scrap square. Stamp squares between apple shapes. Let dry.
  • 6. Use black marker to outline apple shapes and draw stems. Draw outline around board.
  • 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.
  • 8. Wrap edges of contact paper onto back of board. Trim edges.
  • 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!