DIY Dry Erase Slant Boards

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Okay, I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I don’t really have a life (just kidding, of course).  My kids think it’s absolutely silly how excited I can get over new items we find in the aisles of Walmart.  I was shopping at a Walmart out of town and found these dry erase sheets!  Incredible!  I’ve seen the decorative dry erase colored circles and dry erase adhesive calendars, but just plain sheets- oh, endless possibilities!

dry erase sheet

My first thought?- using one of the sheets to make a dry erase slant board.  Our Occupational Therapists often recommend using a slant board for students with handwriting difficulties.  Using a slant board improves overall writing posture and encourages the most efficient hand posture for writing (flexed wrist).  So it’s super simple to make your own slant board.  I just found an old 3″ ring binder and placed one of the dry erase sheets on the top.  Really that’s all.

 Michaels is another one of my all-time favorite stores.  I found this chalkboard contact paper hidden in one of the aisles.  Another fantastic find.

Chalkboard PaperI cut the sheet of chalkboard contact paper into the same dimensions as the dry erase contact paper, flipped the binder over and placed it on the top.  So now I have a dry erase and chalkboard slant board all in one!  So simple and so cheap!  You can purchase slant boards commercially, but they are so expensive.  This easy alternative serves the same purpose.

Slant Board Chalkboard

Well, you’re likely to have quite a bit of chalkboard paper left.  Not to worry there’s tons of activities that you can create.  Here’s a fun little freebie for you.  Just hop on over to my TpT store and download the Build-It Write-It cards for CVC and CVCC/CCVC words.  I printed the pictures on a full sized Avery sheet and placed them on construction paper for a border.  For sure, you can just print them cardstock.  I used the counting tiles and wrote letters with a permanent Sharpie marker and then cut a strip of chalkboard contact paper and placed it under the squares.  Again, super easy!

Build It Freebie

Click HERE to download 28 CVC cards and 12 CVCC/CCVC cards

Just in case you can’t find the the dry erase contact paper or the chalkboard contact paper in your local Walmart or maybe you live too far away from a craft store.  Here’s a link for finding these items on Amazon.

Dry Erase Contact paper

chalkboard contact paper

 

 

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  1. Brandi O. says

    Thanks for the tips!
    I found whiteboard paint by the chalkboard paint in the paint aisle at Walmart the other day. I don’t know what I would use it for, but it is good to know it is available.

    • Susan says

      I was considering using the dry erase board paint over my chalkboard. Do y’all think it’ll work? It’s such expensive stuff–$70 at Lowe’s!

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