Go to your local home improvement store. They should sell shower tile in large 4 foot x 8 foot pieces. The cost is about $12. This piece of shower tile is huge, but you can have it cut into any dimensions you specify. But you do have to buy the entire piece.
I chose to have mine cut in half. This is one half of the shower tile, wrapped in electrical tape to protect the edge. For $12 I have two of these and they work perfectly as dry erase boards:
But shower tile is NOT magnetic!
Even so, for $6 you can split the cost with a friend and get a 4 foot by 4 foot dry erase board. Great for school lessons, or a rainy day activity!
Now, how do you make that board sparkling white again? (Because we know that the board eraser doesn't work well forever...)
This pink grapefruit all surface cleaner by Method is the best dry erase board cleaning product that I have tried. I happened to have a bottle of this and was desperately trying to find something to get the dry erase marker off a board. It worked like a charm. I have used it ever since. It works better than the Expo cleaner meant for dry erase boards. This was an absolutely fabulous find that I just happened upon!
You can also use the shower tile as a backing for any type of large poster. I have two very large maps. I didn't want to put them on a wall because it is nice to move them room to room, but I couldn't find foam board large enough. I now have a 4.5 ft x 4 ft piece of shower tile that I put them both on. The World Map is on the front and the US map (shown) is on the back. (ironically, the sturdy shower tile was less expensive than mat board at the local craft store)
And that Works for Me!
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