Need a portable dry erase board? Here’s how I made 9 of them for my children:
- clipboards – I purchased three 3-packs at Sam’s Club
- heavy duty sheet protectors – already had these (purchased from Sam’s Club)
- card stock – you can also use paper, perhaps with some scavenged thin cardboard
- old rags, chamois clothes, microfiber cloths – whatever you have
Insert the card stock into the plastic sheet protector. Cut the hole-punched edge off of the sheet protector. Clip the sheet to the clipboard. Now that I think of it, you could also leave that edge on, and just stick this in a binder!
I’ve found that washed and dried chamois cloths make an excellent homemade microfiber cloths. I actually bought microfiber cloths for cleaning, so I put my old do-it-yourself cloths to good use – I cut them into pieces for homemade erasers. Works great!
It’s that easy! My children use these for schoolwork. For my younger children who need to practice handwriting, it is so easy to print out something free from the internet that they can trace over and over. My kids will sometimes put the “whiteboard” aside and use it as a portable desk for drawing while I read aloud.
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