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Make Your Own Dry Erase Board

Is there a way to make a small (12" x 18") Dry erase board? (White surface markerboard)

The ones I have seen are so expensive.

Hank from Syracuse


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By Linda (Guest Post)
May 20, 20050 found this helpful

At HomeDepot and other similar stores you can buy a 4' X 8' sheet of showerboard, used to line the inside of showers. The whole huge sheet is less than $15 and they will cut it into pieces for you. You could use an old frame and have pieces cut to fit. Use the extras for gifts. I even took a whole sheet and attached it to the wall of my classroom where I needed a whiteboard.

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By Cvonnie. (Guest Post)
May 23, 20050 found this helpful

If you are just wanting a small board to write reminders on you can use a file folder that has been laminated. You can use dry erase markers to write on the laminate and it will erase off with a damp paper towel.

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By Coreen (Guest Post)
May 24, 20050 found this helpful

Small white boards are available at WalMart in the stationery section for about $3.00.

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By ardis barnes (Guest Post)
June 24, 20050 found this helpful

Use a large picture frame with the glass in it. It also works on the bathroom mirror, which is a sure way to deliver a message to a family member or just a reminder to yourself

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March 15, 20060 found this helpful

When I was tutoring & wanted small, portable white boards, I found I could use the backs of shiney white-coated portfolio covers. I also used a small white metal board, originally for magnets, found at yard sale.


The white board markers worked quite well on these surfaces. You might experiment with other smooth, white surfaces, such as scraps of laminate.

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By Sara beth (Guest Post)
April 12, 20070 found this helpful

piece of corkboard
plastc binder dividor with pocket
piece of white paper
magnets (optional)

take the plastic binder dividor with pocket and put the piece of white paper in the pocket. Now turn the divider over and all you see is the plastic part. Now take the paste (elmers rubber cement works best) and put it on one side of the corkboard. Now take the side if the dividor that has the pocket on it and glue it to the side of the corkboard with the paste. Note: Be sure you glue the side with the pocket not the side with the plastic!!!!


Optional: put sticky magnet on the back so you can magnetize it to your refridgerator!

Note: Dry erase markers ONLY!!! Any other marker will stain and never come off !!!!!!!!!!!"have fun and i hope this works for you!!"

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By Mike (Guest Post)
January 16, 20080 found this helpful

Try or . They have dry erase skins that you can place on a board or binder to instantly create a dry erase surface. Their product also removes permanent marker, crayon and other writings without staining.
They have white surfaces and transparent surfaces that allow color, images, and lines to show through.

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