DIY dry erase board tutorial.

I have had several people ask me how to make this quad fold dry erase board that I use for tutoring foundations. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1ZceCM8NRvcZpBs2rUpC3Qm2ziqHtksubhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1visEpjf0BhDVCOva89hp8PILsZiVVJYW

Since I am tutoring the Essentials program as well as Foundations this fall, I needed to make a second board. I thought I would pop on here and show you a quick and easy tutorial for making one!


Materials:
4 Dry Erase Foam board panels.

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1ScYtnZLi5SZKG0a5rTuugXsaPIUI5uyc
They come in packs of 2, so you will need to buy 2 packs of them. You can find them Here
(Check their website for coupons. I used a 30% off coupon on mine!!)

You will also need two rolls of decorative duct tape. I went with cute pineapples for mine 🍍

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1p0DnfmkJlSiTZ4vG3F_sxdU4dzyfEFVmhttps://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1BIPMxxXc32loOkrdOboyQEKQXdBD78-w

You will also need a pair of scissors. 

To begin, lay the boards on the ground side by side. Make sure the dry erase side is facing up on all boards. If you are on carpet, be sure the sticky side of the tape doesn’t hit the carpet. It will make it less tacky and may not stick as well. You could place these on a long table as well and that would be more ideal. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=16f7kxQbWD5_udYaPxEhVyaKB-JBtSk3_

I left a small gap in between each board. You could stick a pencil in between each one if you would like. This helps it to bend better when you shut it. I didn’t do the pencil though and it works just fine. 

Next, take your duct tape and tape over the seams like so. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1d_4lz-DtkitiyjYQJQBL1n5EhrU7Ynef

Be sure not to put your knees on top of the board because it will leave small dents in it. (Speaking from experience) This was the only tricky part for me. I felt like I was playing a game of twister while stretching out over the boards to tape it.

 Evidently I’m not very flexible anymore, so I recruited one of my children to help. 

Continue taping all the seems on one side. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1jBr6OmncBmiHMA2kucnU5JuhrJzotpWv

I folded the ends of the tape over to the backside a little bit. 

Next, pick the board up and flip it over and repeat the same thing on the back side. Covering all the seams. 

At this point, you could leave it like that and you would have a quad fold board. However,  I prefer to “frame” mine to make it a bit more sturdy and to give it a nicer look. I just went around the edges and folded the tape over. 

Tada! The end result! 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=17T6s_eXu-EsBqYUYeV_PUiTB8ad1bdK6
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1p1PYfqblnzJIaqMG-7TyfpvYfi2Pbfq2

I really love this board because it’s extremely light weight and it folds up nice and small. It fits nicely into my handy red wagon that holds all the things for our community day. 

It has held up great for three years and it erases really well as you can see below! 




My final tip is to fold it up and place a heavy book on it for a few days. This helps “break it in” and it will
fold up a lot easier for you. 

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1495kaW-9qvLSW02bXiFqxk2lWmgwcLvG

I hope this tutorial has been helpful for you! I would love to see pictures of your boards. Feel free to comment and let me know how yours turns out! 


Many Blessings 
Tiffany 





Comments

  1. Do you prepare your board ahead of time and travel with it already made up? If so, do you ever have a problem with the content erasing before you arrive at CC?

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    1. Hello! I do fill out my tutor board in advance. I have never had issues with the writing coming off during transport to CC.

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  2. Thank you so much! Appreciate it!

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