Ever start to write with a dry erase marker, make a mistake then try to erase it like you do with a pencil? If you have, you’ve realized that it doesn’t work (unless you’ve paid premium price for the markers with an eraser already attached). I love to create “to do” lists with my dry erase board. I can color organize it and when I’m done I just wipe it off.
Now, I don’t buy those fancy “I have an eraser attached!” markers because they’re both expensive, and don’t last as long and normal markers. Usually I use a tissue to erase between two lines (because a traditional eraser is mostly good for erasing larger areas). I found a pin for hot gluing a pom pom to the end as an eraser.
I bought a bag of pom poms from target for $2. I’m sure you can find them cheaper elsewhere, but I was already there and this bag had a nice variety of sizes. I have a variety of sized markers so this worked well for me.
While I let the glue gun warm up, I selected pom poms that matched both size-wise and color-wise with the markers. It would bother me to have a green pom pom on an orange marker. I was luck to be able to match all of them except the pink marker. I opted for a black pom pom for that.
It took only a few minutes for the glue to dry. I left them for about 10 minutes just to be sure it was dry. Then I tested the markers on our calendar and it worked great!
Depends if you already have the markers and hot glue gun. I only had to buy pom poms for $2.
|10 minutes for glue gun to warm up.
2 minutes to make.
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|I love these. The easy erasers are awesome. The only down side is that you have nowhere to place your marker cap. Aside from that, this was a very easy pin that so far works great!|