We use whiteboards all day long for homeschool, and my girls love drawing on them once we are done with our lessons for the day. I was trying to come up with a creative way for them to have their own whiteboards, and thus this easy project was born!
This project is easy, simple and can be done in less than 30 minutes with minimal craft supplies.
You’ll need the following:
*Raw wood frame. I bought ours at Michaels for $1, but you could use any old frame you have lying around! If you are using an older frame, make sure to remove the glass.
*Acrylic paint. This will dry much faster than Tempra paint, but go with what you have. You can find little bottles for 59 cents at Michaels or use poster paint that you might have at home.
*Paintbrushes. We have about a hundred on hand at all time. Not joking.
*Dry erase scrapbook paper. You can find it in the scrapbook paper isle. If you can’t find it, then you can purchase dry erase adhesive sheets which will work fine.
First, make sure you cover your workspace. Perhaps it’s just my kids but when they paint, paint goes everywhere! I generally use an old shower curtain – but you can also grab some tablecloths from the dollar store for easy clean up. You don’t have to use pretty tablecloths and place mats like we did – but it was during our #DisneySide party so we had to be a little festive.
Have the child paint whatever design they want on the frame. If you keep to a light coat, it will be dry in under 15 minutes. If they want to embellish the frame with glitter/gems/etc now is the time to do it before the paint is dry.
Cut your dry erase paper to the opening of the frame (ours was 4×6) pop it in, and you are done! If you need to use the adhesive sheet, cut the sheet to the size of the opening, adhere it to the picture template and you are done!
Grab some dry erase markers (we love Crayola) and let them create and erase!!
See? Simple, easy and fun – my favorite kind of project!!